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US2020 Celebrates STEM Mentors and Announces New Partnerships with Alcoa and Raytheon - Alcoa Foundation will be primarily focused on developing online STEM mentor training to serve 20,000 students, STEM professionals; Raytheon's partnership is centered on providing more opportunity for military, veterans' children, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, July 23, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Verify Simulations with the Method of Manufactured Solutions - flip script, start with assumed explicit expression for solution, substitute solution to differential equations, obtain consistent set of source terms, initial conditions, boundary conditions, Temesgen Kindo, COMSOL Blog, July 27, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Review: BIMobject Unleashed - content management system offers manufacturers service of modeling components, users get reliable, consistent model quality, ability to quiz manufacturers directly for technical information, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 27, 2015 (more AEC articles)

The Future of Engineering Simulation is in Cloud - cloud-based simulation can be highly advantageous for organizations, can reduce burden of infrastructure handling, Mehul Patel, Product Design & Development, July 24, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, cloud articles)

Bluebeam Revu Tips: Aligning and Flipping Markups - align markups left justified using alignment toolbar, flip or mirror markups, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, July 22, 2015 (more Revu articles, PDF articles)

Getting the Extents of an AutoCAD Group Using .NET - implement extension method on transaction class to get extents of array of ObjectIds, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Repair Corrupt AutoCAD Files - delete .dwl, .dwl2 files if they are found alongside DWG file, open blank DWG, run RECOVER command to recover problematic file, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

End AutoCAD Dimension Style Worries with DimContinueMode - change current dimension style to match base dimension when adding in continued or baseline dimension, Lynn Allen, YouTube, July 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Electrical Audit - Ignore and Hide Issues - to hide issues, mark them as ignored, issue status is remembered each time audit is run, across sessions of AutoCAD Electrical, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, July 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Two Section View Enhancements That will Compel You to Use Civil 3D 2016 - ability to reverse direction of Civil 3D section view, to print pipe network labels in section view, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, July 24, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

BIM Co-ordination with AutoCAD and Navisworks - use Navisworks files as external references for AutoCAD, YouTube, July 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips, Navisworks articles)

The Super Feature of Autodesk Inventor Sheetmetal - Inventor 2016 has option to add solids with subsequent face features, building faces, adding bends, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, July 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Sheet Metal: Adding Flanges in a Flash - pick edge, use flip button to flip direction of flange, adjust height, bend radius, use 'aligned vs orthogonal toggle' to flip height measurement between aligned with flange face or orthogonal to base face, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, July 25, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials

Mate Constrain Face Selection - selecting different face of mating part in Inventor, Alex Kaplan, Cadalyst, July 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Mapping Revit Project Parameters to Vault - open Vault explorer, define new property, attach it to Revit category, create new entry for Revit models from mapping tab, Ives Veelaert, BIM Toolbox, July 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Stairs in Autodesk Revit Architecture - after creating layout geometry with reference planes, use stair command to build U-shaped staircase from lower to higher level in model, YouTube, July 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP 2016 Calculation Setting Options - improve performance while working with most duct, pipe systems, YouTube, July 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP 2016 Pipe Layout for Fabrication - add fabrication level detail to pipe systems, YouTube, July 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

4 Easy Ways to Big SOLIDWORKS Efficiency Increases - set up SOLIDWORKS design library, create shortcut bars, toolbars, use custom properties, customize drawing templates, John Hall, CADD Edge, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS '<MOD-DIAM>' Instead of the Diameter Symbol - workaround is pointing GTOL.SYM file to correct location, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, July 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Omni 3D's New Factory 2.0 Industrial 3D Printer - 10 microprocessors to control all printing aspects, decreased flexibility of rubber belts driving axes, increase of print area of each axis to 50cm, automated table leveling, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, July 22, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Theorem Solutions Publish 3D - Publish 3D helps prepare interactive 3D PDFs; Publish 3D On Demand batch processes CAD data, publishes it to multiple templates in single job; server-based, full-scale enterprise version Publish 3D Automated supports high volumes of data creation, tight integration with enterprise systems, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 23, 2015 (more PDF articles)

GoBOXX G1980 Mobile Workstation - 15.5" display, Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M GPU, relatively light weight, good performance, price starts at $2,400, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 23, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

The Manufacturer's Roadmap to Digital Marketing - move your marketing budget online, goal of industrial marketer is to make sure that products are considered, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, July 23, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Digital Doppelgšnger - three steps in development of prototype based on 'digital twin' concept: rig up bike with components, create communication links between these components, PTC's Thingworx IoT platform, connect Thingworx input into dashboard-style interface, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 15, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

STEM: Britain Needs Less Talk, More Action - STEM Exchange initiative is designed to bring professionals working in both further education, industry closer together, Al Parkes, DEVELOP 3D, July 20, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Cloud-Based CAD Getting Traction - cloud-based CAD, mobile access to CAD are rated as high-growth sectors of industry, cloud can power both CAD operations as well as CAE simulations, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 24, 2015 (more cloud articles)

BETA CAE Launches New FEA Solver - improvements in 16.0.0 ANSA pre-processor: ability to work on multiple models in one session for comparisons, Python plug-in manager, mesh copying to identical geometry, new volume mesh algorithm for hexahedral elements, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 24, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Allplan 2016 for BIM - architecture version includes integration of Parasolid 3D modeling kernel from Siemens PLM Software, object navigator for structured model data, improvements to 'section along any path' function, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, July 24, 2015 (more Allplan articles)

YouTube and Community are Right in the Software - go to 'view' tab, on far left, click 'panes' dropdown list, either dock pane inside Solid Edge window or float to monitor, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 22, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Project VUE Viewing Lets Navisworks Import Intergraph 3D Models - Support for both model geometry and data properties, loads VUE, MDB2 files created by SmartPlant Review, support for obstruction volumes including insulation, option to include or exclude welds, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, July 23, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Screencast Simplifies Recording, Sharing Training Videos - simple-to-use, well executed utility provides great support for peer-to-peer training, workflow documentation, search features need improvement, Randall Newton, Cadalyst, July 23, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, CAD training articles)

How to Rename Named Objects in AutoCAD - RENAME command to rename objects like layers, line-types, blocks, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, July 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Never Use the AutoCAD Dimscale Variable Again - annotative scaling automatically maintains correct scale of dimensional objects including text, arrowheads, hatches, multileaders, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Time Configuration - 'time configuration' dialog in 3ds Max to define active time segment, stretch out existing animation over longer time, add frames onto existing animation, move to exact time in animation, Andy Roe, Design Automation Blog, July 22, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Drawing Purge: Quick, Efficient Clean Up - free routine purges both regular, complex DGN linetypes; DWG-PURGE command purges current drawing of its unused AutoCAD items; DWG-PURGE-BATCH command allows user to assign which items are to be purged, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, July 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

Mimic Line Number > New Feature on Plant 3D - 2.0 - create new line group, rowIds of the selected items, get the P3dConnectors, PnPDataLinks table should contain both P3dConnector, Universal, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Clicks, DMU, Surfaces, FireRating Feedback, Vacation - setting parameters using DMU or DocumentChanged, creating surface in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

iLogic Rule to Create a Single Derived Part From an Assembly - Inventor tutorial, Graham Harrison, Design Automation Blog, July 17, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Splitting a HoleTable - creating two HoleTables, each of which lists certain hole information using Inventor, Balaji Ramamoorthy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Enhance Your Design Presentations With PhotoView 360 Tutorial - enable the PhotoView 360 add-in in SOLIDWORKS, apply appearances to components to produce photorealistic image, improve rendering using 'environment rotation' option, Christopher Mowatt, CAPUniversity, July 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Parametric Features - adding parametric features to freeform objects to change its appearance, exploring parametric features in SOLIDWORKS, Dimos Siagoulis, Javelin Technologies, July 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series: Jenny Roberts - Q&A about background, advice for entrepreneurs, projects at Engineering Department at Lancaster University, issues faced in male-dominated industry, Ashley Burdett, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, July 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Will Drafting Help a Road Cyclist? A Flow Simulation Study - simulating cyclist being subjected to wind force to understand magnitude of force, results indicated that force decreased by huge amount on drafting cyclist as well as on leader, Kapil Gaitonde, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

3D Printing Is Changing the Way We Think - availability of affordable desktop 3D printers, 3D printing's ability to capture people's imaginations is supposed to transform global manufacturing, TJ McCue, Harvard Business Review, July 21, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Vectorworks and ArchiCAD to Import Point Clouds - users can model efficiently, affordably with more accuracy, ArchiCAD 19 will also have ability to display point clouds, John Russo, SPAR Point Group, July 2015 (more Vectorworks articles, ArchiCAD articles)

New Flipped Classroom Model Aims to Improve CFD Training - CD-adapco has launched STAR Academy training program to make CFD users familiar with multidisciplinary STAR-CCM+ software, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 23, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles, CFD articles)

Skysite: A Repro Take on Collaboration - targeting construction phase, Skysite system is largely focused on sharing PDFs; files that are not in PDF format cannot currently be opened in Skysite viewer, mobile apps support PDF annotation, markup, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, July 22, 2015 (more AEC articles, cloud articles)

Architecture vs Engineering: Solutions for Harmonious Collaboration - first clear barriers of communication, ability to collaborate is must in employee, Devinee Fitzgerald, Line/Shape/Space, July 22, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Exploding AEC Entities Using RealDWG - exploding wall entity in RealDWG application in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Infraworks Does Roundabouts - once the intersection object is placed, user can edit it, roundabout option will be available, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, July 22, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Propagate Extents for Grids - for Propagate Extents command in Revit to work, both 'source' view with bubble override, 'destination' views should be parallel, HOK BIM Solutions, July 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The Rising Resistance to Cloud-Based CAD - push for centralization of CAD, reasons for resisting cloud centralization, companies need to have clear strategy to approach cloud-based CAD tools, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 22, 2015 (more CAD management articles, cloud articles)

Resource Monitor for Weakest-Link Benchmarking - perform system benchmarks to determine memory, CPU, disk system's performance; evaluate system by comparing three categories of results, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 22, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Managing Your New Manager Role - don't undermanage or over manage, take care of foundation, seek new projects, enlist help from coworkers, connect to entire business, Mark Kiker, AUGI Library, July 22, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Meshing in Flow Simulation - stages of meshing in CFD: basic mesh, initial mesh, solution-adaptive mesh, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, July 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles, CFD articles)

Dassault's New SOLIDWORKS-Labeled Software - Dassault has two special-purpose modules for SOLIDWORKS users that offer features: file-incompatible with SOLIDWORKS, different user interface, UX from SOLIDWORKS, available only through expensive monthly rental fee, Ralph Grabowski, UpFronteZine, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Using the Design Library in SOLIDWORKS for Awesomeness - adding into design library, Jonathan Weisz, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Exploded View Sketch Line Jogs - keep adding jog in exploded line sketches from time to time to avoid some other exploded parts, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Exploded Views and Animations in SOLIDWORKS - basics of creating high quality video outputs from SOLIDWORKS, MySolidSolutions, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Select Some of the Entities Repeatedly - selection sets allow for selection of multiple entities in model which are saved as set, Charlie Preston, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

MobileCAD is Reaching Maturity, Pt 2 - Graebert is going mobile now: has experience of putting lot of CAD program onto small form factor, has advantage of its location, makes most of its sales from OEM products, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, July 20, 2015 (more cloud articles, ARES articles)

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Tricks, Pt 2 - direct editing tool in ordered paradigm, FlashFit option for bolts, screws, capture fit for commonly used components, section views in assemblies, John Pearson, Design Fusion, July 21, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Tracking Material Damage with the Previous Solution Operator - heating wafer to remove thin film of material, implementation of material removal model in COMSOL Multiphysics, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, July 21, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

EBOM and (CAD) Documents - CAD structure is not EBOM, CAD documents, EBOM parts have different behavior, Jos Voskuil's Weblog, July 21, 2015 (more PLM articles)

5 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your CAD Work to Cloud Using Fra.me - CAD license validity for cloud, how to: bring existing CAD project library to Fra.me, share data in team, use PDM tools together with Frame, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 22, 2015 (more cloud articles)

15 Ways to Access AutoCAD Commands - visit AutoCAD ribbon, QAT, menu that is available in classical workspace, command line, context menu, multifunctional grips, tool palette, application menu, in-canvas viewport control, status bar, shortcuts, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: How to Change Your Temp Folder in AutoCAD - launch options dialog, select files tab, locate 'temporary drawing file location' to highlight current path, check if new path is listed before going back to drawing window, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip: When Tracking Doesn't Seem to Work - enter distance at command line, then pause to re-establish focus in drawing area, AutoCAD Tips, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2016 - Field Background Display and Field Updating - turn off grey background of field data by unchecking 'display background of fields' option or by changing FIELDSDISPLAY variable to 0, visit fields update setting to turn on/off options to update field, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Build a Custom Cursor Menu in AutoCAD 2016 - set value of MBUTTONPAN command to 0 to activate object snap cursor menu on mouse wheel, then check options to drag/relocate commands, drag command into sub-menu once later is created, Joey Price, Cadalyst, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Project Template in Vault - start new project wizard, visit create project in Vault to choose Vault folder location, choose project template before configuring project, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, July 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Inventor Content Center, Pt 2: Configuring - open Inventor with no active files, select project whose library is to be configured, (un)check libraries based on necessity, ones assigned in project, visit ADMS console to attach libraries marked in red, Christopher Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, July 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Roundabouts in InfraWorks 360 2016 - visit juncture type under intersection asset card to pick 4-way intersection, roundabout by selecting plus or circle icon, grab roundabout arm grips to make edits once roundabouts are created, Kevin Breslin, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, July 21, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Importing SketchUp Models in to InfraWorks - download, unzip KMZ file to find files, folders required for model, open data sources manager to set data source details, insert .dae file into model before configuring model, Kevin Breslin, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, July 21, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting Local with InfraWorks - UK 3D Model Content - download, unzip InfraWorks UKIE 3D content file, open style palette, select 'import an existing style catalogue from file,' select catalogues before importing them with lots of 3D models, Jack Strongitharm, From the Ground Up, July 20, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2016 - Autodesk MEP Content for Fabrication - configuration services allows adding components by selecting them, applying smart snapping tool to easily connect to mechanical equipment, Bill Johnson, Ideate, July 21, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Topo Align App - offers align to element, points from lines, reset region features that allows picking single element, creating points using line or toposurface, coping points from one toposurface to another in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, July 22, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Engraved Text on a Curved Wall - create model text deep enough to cut through entire curve, copy, paste wall in same location, form wall style to match first wall before joining geometry of 2 walls in Revit, Vicky Browne, bimblog, July 21, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printed Injection Molds - consider using tab or fan gate to help keep consistent injection pressure, keep part walls consistent thickness, design part to have short draw, large draft angle is recommended to allow easy part ejection, Jack Wolf, MasterGraphics, July 16, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Hydrogel Advances 3D Printing of Cartilaginous Parts - interpenetrating network of crosslinked polyethylene glycol, sodium alginate yields hydrogel with high fracture energy that can be stretched to 5 times its original length without breaking, Leah Scully, Machine Design, July 15, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Virtual Spare Parts Cut Manufacturing Costs - Millennium Power Services have launched 'Virtual Valve and Parts' program, scans, collects data for all of company's parts, then stores that data in safe, easy access customer file, James Anderton, ENGINEERING.com, July 21, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Netfabb Bridges Gap Between a CAD Model and 3D Printer - netfabb PRO software eases transition of standard CAD file formats into printable formats, free version for hobbyists, individual artists, Chris McAndrew, ENGINEERING.com, July 22, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Get Started with 3D Printing: SOLIDWORKS Tips from 3D Hubs - basic tips to combine SOLIDWORKS with 3D printing, consider resolution of prints, wall thickness, fitting, material tolerance, Victor Tissot, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials, rapid prototyping articles)

Creating Chain Patterns in SOLIDWORKS - pattern components along open or closed loop path with 3 different pattern options, James Keller, ENGINEERING.com, July 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Filtering File Searches in SOLIDWORKS - 'quick filter' buttons help quickly select what types of files users want to open, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Customize the Command Manager for Common Tasks - visit tools, menu, customize options to add any command to command manager, else generate new command manager tab, populate new blank tab with any SOLIDWORKS commands, Innova Systems, July 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating a Slot in a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Cylinder - create regular slot on curved surface with normal to cut, flatten part to notice cut straight through part, else generate sketch on plane before wrapping sketch around curved surface, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Watermark Indicates SOLIDWORKS Files from Educational Version - recreate file or save it in different file format to get rid of watermark in SOLIDWORKS Educational files, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, July 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D Printing Industry - founder of stereolithography, Chuck Hull talked about learning from mistakes, scaling 3D printing, STL programming format, materials, Leslie Langnau, Make Parts Fast, July 21, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Frame Officially Launches to Bring Any Windows Application to the Cloud - available in 2 distinct plans: Frame Personal, Frame for Business, help individuals, teams to install, manage, share their desktop applications using browser, price starts from $10 per month, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, July 20, 2015 (more cloud articles)

Why Now is the Time for All CAD to be 'Free' - free CAD means free to use indefinitely, but under restrictions; customers need to pay to protect their IP, Ed Lopategui, GrabCAD Blog, July 8, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

HowLoud - Mapping Noise Levels with Math Models - HowLoud builds 3D model of city, calculates sound profile generated during different times, Tom Spendlove, ENGINEERING.com, July 21, 2015 (more engineering articles)

ACA/AMEP: Adding a Properties Ribbon Panel - visit CUI dialog to create new ribbon panel, obtain list of commands, controls to add to new file, include sub-panel to panel before adding completed panel into ribbon tab, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Solving 5 Common AutoCAD Problems - set value of FILEDIA, PICKFIRST variable to 1 to make open, save, save as dialog visible, make delete key functional, expand PLOT dialog to make plot style options visible in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add a Solid Fill to a Closed Object - set layer to be used for solid fill, open hatch creation tab, choose solid in pattern panel, pick internal point of closed area, invoke FILL command to show/hide solid fills in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Implementing the Multileader to Stand Out in the Crowd - visit multileader style manager to create, modify, delete multileader styles in drawing, insert multileaders into existing drawing via tool palettes, assign MULTILEADERCOLLECT variable to collect multileaders into single group in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, AUGI Library, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Fusion App Paths - right-click on .bundle folder on MacOS, select 'show package contents' option to view contents of folder, check spaces in folder names while applying paths inside script on MacOS, Adam Nagy, Mod the Machine, July 21, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Grating Techniques for AutoCAD Plant 3D Users - create grating ranging from standard methods to less conventional approach in Plant 3D, Wyatt Schurkamp, YouTube, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

UCS and View Rotation Tips - apply Dview with twist option to maintain coordinate integrity for rotated views, set temporary UCS rotation to align text, dimensions with paper space in Civil 3D, RT Rinehart, Cadalyst, July 20, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Place an Aligned Dimension - locate object requiring aligned dimension, add dimension from annotate toolbar, invoke dimension command, select aligned before placing dimensions in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, July 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor HSM - Quick Tutorial on Setup - click setup icon in command manager or right-click to select setup, select operation type, model, orientation, origin to create setup in Inventor HSM, Lars Christensen, YouTube, July 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor HSM - Quick Tutorial on Facing - create facing toolpath in Inventor HSM, Lars Christensen, YouTube, July 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor HSM - Quick Tutorial for 2D Adaptive - toolpath uses latest roughing strategies to remove material faster while increasing tool life, Lars Christensen, YouTube, July 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit & Drafting - Yes, They Can Coexist - simplify Revit line weights, set line styles based on line weights, fix object styles by making common edges to be of thinner line weight in both projection, cut, Kimberly Fuhrman, CAD Panacea, July 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure 2016 Path Reinforcement Enhancements - understanding ability to assign rebar shapes to primary, alternating bars in path reinforcement systems in Revit Structure 2016, YouTube, July 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Detect Design Warning Signs Early with Dynamic Modeling - model-driven innovation process is ability to integrate functional models of components, subsystems, complete products in readily reusable manner, accelerating development of complex engineered products, reducing project risk, costs, Paul Goossens of Maplesoft, Machine Design, July 16, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Review: ANSYS AIM 16.1 - pre-defined templates with pre-defined workflow, task panel offers workflow-style chart, control over all of different solver technologies involved, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 21, 2015 (more ANSYS reviews)

Modeling Corrosion for Automotive Applications - types of corrosion that occur within automotive industry: atmospheric, crevice, galvanic, pitting corrosion; corrosion module in COMSOL Multiphysics for corrosion modeling, Pankaj Nerikar, COMSOL Blog, July 20, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Useful Tools for Editing Imported Models - apply 'delete and fill' option to delete, patch or fill areas of model, move face command modifies shape of existing geometry, replace face tool replaces faces with new surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Innova Systems, July 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Your Own Units in Flow - open units window to pick unit to be customized, open custom unit dialog to type numerical scale that converts SI unit to new unit, set scale factor to obtain custom unit back to SI in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, July 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Start Sketching by Selecting an Edge - select edge of solid body, click insert, sketch option to create sketch plane automatically, with origin coincident to end point in SOLIDWORKS, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, July 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Lenovo's ThinkPad W550s Brings Mobility to the Workstation Market - 15.5" display, Intel Core i7-5600u processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro K620M GPU, excellent battery life, lacks integrated optical drive option, good performance, base price starts from $1,130, Frank Ohlhorst, ENGINEERING.com, July 17, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

Building a Better Mouse for Creatives - prototype of Ming Kong's input device is two handed-controller with elasticity to accept range of gestures, obvious markets can be CAD, conceptualization, 3D modeling, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, July 15, 2015 (more mice articles, CAD hardware articles)

What's New in Onshape's Latest Update - ability to create sketch text, Boolean operations within pattern or mirror commands, copy, paste sketch entities, curvature visualization, comments improvements, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, July 20, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Vero Software and Hexagon Metrology: From Vision to Reality - Hexagon acquires Vero Software, strategy of Hexagon is to extend its industrial offering by combining measuring technologies, data analysis, CAM, Daily CADCAM, July 13, 2015 (more CAD industry articles, CAM articles)

Here's a Quick Way to Figure Out Whether to Build a Fixture - fill information in fixture calculator from G-Wizard Estimator: description, build time, setup fixture, unload/load, parts per run, part run time, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, July 17, 2015 (more CAM articles)

How to Export and Import Custom Hatch Pattern in AutoCAD - apply custom hatch to drawing, create PAT file to export that hatch, download, invoke GETPAT lisp routine, click on ZIGZAG pattern present in drawing before importing hatch pattern in AutoCAD, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, July 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD - Coinstranslate - Free Text Translator Utility - type COINSTRANSLATE to start routine, select text, Mtext, attributed blocks, multi-leaders or dimensions that require translation, choose language to translate to/from, apply 'translate single and double quotes' controls, Dennis Collin, CADline, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Testing Whether a Point is Inside or Above an AutoCAD Solid Using .NET - open selected Solid3d, create sub-entity path to it, generate Brep from path, select point to check point containment with reference to selected solid, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Site Logistics with BIM and Photos - click photos to be modeled, load them into Recap photo or via Memento, add scale to images, apply Memento to clean up mesh from surrounding objects before checking problems while moving object round site, BIM Toolbox, July 17, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, Autodesk 123D Catch articles, Navisworks articles)

CUI and Images with Transparency - PNG format supports transparency allowing option to set transparency for images in AutoCAD 2015, later versions, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using Materials - set basic material properties to control surface characteristics, extend realism of materials by applying maps, render scenes to view materials accurately in 3ds Max, Andy Roe, Micro Concepts Blog, July 15, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max 2016 Quick Tips: New Design Workspace - Overview of Each Tab - useful tools that can be used to start exploring design workspace tab in 3ds Max 2016, Marion Landry, YouTube, July 17, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Inventor Tips & Tricks: iLogic Standards Enforcement - name parameters consistently before creating iLogic rule, open tool to alter value of parameter via descriptive text box, form rule to set, enforce standard on length, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, July 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Toggle Suppress State of FEA Element - obtain control definition, locate item in browser tree before executing FeaSuppressCmD command in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 17, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tightly Curved Swept Blends in Revit Adaptive/Massing Environment - create spline through points, adjust spline, select profiles to create form, extend points out to ends of spline before attempting to create tighter shape in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, July 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Unable to Create Form Element in Revit Massing Environment - discusses typical Revit scenarios related to creation of swept blend using profiles on sweep path, unsuccessful generation of form with reference to possible solutions, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, July 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Create a Sanitary to Vent System Transition in Revit, Pt 2 - select connector, change system classification parameter from fittings to sanitary, fittings to vent, create transition family, connect piping to toilet before applying transition family in project, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, July 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Q&A on 3D Printing and Topology Optimization Webcast - industry experts talk about selecting tools for topology optimization, qualification in aerospace industry, evaluating any new materials, manufacturing process, Windows 10 adding value to 3D printing, lattice structures in metal without support structures, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, July 18, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Transforming CAE with MSC Apex Cheetah Release: Modeler and Structures - MSC Apex Modeler streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification, meshing workflow; MSC Apex Structures expands MSC Apex to fully integrated, generative structural analysis solution, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 16, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Simulating a Valveless Micropump Mechanism - calculating micropump mechanism's net flow rate over time period of 2 seconds using COMSOL Multiphysics, Caty Fairclough, COMSOL Blog, July 17, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

DWF/DWG File Mapping From SOLIDWORKS - open export options, select 'custom map SOLIDWORKS to DXF/DWG' to define layer names, colors, line styles to be converted into 2D geometry, fill define layers, map entities section before saving file mapping, Don Glaske, CATI Tech Notes, July 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Define Drafted Parts Using DimXpert? - click on location dimension to pick top face, select side face to derive intersection line, choose line, hole to set hole position dimension once intersection line is created in SOLIDWORKS, Oboe Wu, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 18, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Linking SVGs in Composer - setup document with views for exporting, output files via Technical Illustration Workshop, check events property of desired geometric, collaborative actors to connect views together before creating SVG document in SOLIDWORKS, Richard Earley, Solid Solutions, July 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Repair Sketch - highlight sketch entity gaps or overlaps, points shared by 3 or more entities, YouTube, July 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Review: NVIDIA Quadro K1200 - designed for small form factor workstations, K1200 has 4 GB of memory attached to Maxwell-generation GM107 GPU, delivers appealing level of performance for price, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, July 16, 2015 (more NVIDIA articles, graphics cards reviews)

New Crowdsourcing Platform Targets Operations Side of Engineering - companies post their issues as new contest/tournament, community of engineers who have signed up for Ennomotive then decide if they want to take on challenge, company assesses submissions, selects winner, Ilan Mester, ENGINEERING.com, July 17, 2015 (more engineering articles)

The Top 5 3D Printing Factors That Affect Your Time and Cost - resolution, layer thickness, model fill, density, print orientation, support material, 3D printing material, Scott Rollins, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk Launches New Generative Design Tool for Optimizing Additive Manufacturing - Autodesk Within helps users add various input parameters that can generate series of variable-density lattice structures, surface skins, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, June 17, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, rapid prototyping articles, CAD development articles)

A Glimpse at Autodesk's Robotics Lab of the Future - Applied Research Lab team has taught robot 'Bishop' to draw rectangles from two 90-degree angles, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, July 17, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Adding a Symbol Overlay to an AutoCAD Table Cell Using .NET - create initial banned symbol using circle, line, trim, solid hatch, add attribute definition, invoke CBA command to include additional index column, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Field API: Filter Issues by Issue Type - employ appropriate rest call with conditions parameter, add escape characters while using C#, include condition triplet to specify more than 1 condition, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 16, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

How to Extract Part of One Property into Another Property - apply substring function of PLANTDEFINECALCPROPERTIES command to obtain TagAnno property in Plant 3D, Dan Scales, In the Pipes, July 16, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

How to Create New Isometric Styles in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 - open project setup dialog, click on isometric DWG settings to create new iso style, set table layout, paper size, leader lines, enclosures, ribbon planes, specify piping styles, text height, Brandon Anderson, YouTube, July 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Displaying Hierarchical List of Options in Ribbon - apply RibbonSplitButton, RibbonMenuButton functions to display list of options, sub-items for those options in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor Content Center, Pt 1: Installation - re-run installation program, open shared components, pick missing libraries, download remote content center libraries for ADMS version to install Vault content setup, navigate to folder where libraries are extracted for both data, log files, Christopher Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, July 13, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Attributes of ComponentOccurrence vs ComponentOccurrenceProxy - apply SetAttribute, GetAttribute functions to add attribute to selected occurrence with value, obtain back attribute of selected occurrence in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2016 Open Sheet View Feature - offers option to right-click on view name in project browser to open sheet view, option gets greyed out or unavailable if view is not placed on sheet or when view is legend/schedule, Katrina Vea Rodriguez, Ideate, July 16, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Reading Gross and Rentable Area Elements - define area element on project to show total gross, rentable area in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, July 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

CAE Industry Experts Predict Future of Simulation - top 9 issues affecting CAE industry, democratization of simulation technology, fit-for-purpose vs generic simulation technology, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 17, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Simulating Bike Racing Aerodynamics: The Guy Behind You Matters - importance of upstream disturbance, CFD team time trial analysis for Tour de France, car following rider at legal 10 meter distance produces advantage to rider, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, July 17, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Improving Phase Change Energy Storage: A Natural Approach - numerical study of phase change energy storage process using COMSOL Multiphysics showed that melted material evolved into S-shaped flow, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, July 15, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Design Optimization: Topology and Much More - understanding structural, parameter, multidisciplinary, multi-objective, robustness-and-reliability optimizations, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, July 16, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

The Pendulum Wave - create pendulum model, insert design table to provide high level of model control, configuration creation, visualize pendulum's movement with SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis before applying PhotoView 360 to render each frame, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, July 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Notification Questions - determine originator of SMTP message, check if history of sent notifications is available, purpose of messages table in EPDM, Justin Webster, InFlow Technology, July 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Hole Wizard Thread Data Not Found When Using Newly Created Hole - avoid mismatch between size, sizes tab by copying contents of size cell into full size cell in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Delivering on the Promise of BIM - challenge of project information explosion caused by adoption of BIM in AEC industry, importance of managing all this project information systematically to render order from chaos, Allen Preger, AECbytes, July 15, 2015 (more AEC articles, cloud articles)

A Look at Altair's solidThinking Inspire 2015 - easy-to-use solidThinking Inspire lets automatically identify holes and rounded edges to remove them, offer clues with use of miniature 3D models, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, July 16, 2015 (more solidThinking articles)

Engineers Going Digital in Information Search - Survey Results - design engineers look in digital sources of information instead of industry magazines for any work related queries, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, July 2, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Siemens' Integrated CAM Tool Really Brings the Automation - CAMWorks runs directly inside Solid Edge, has robust Feature Recognition tool, can create visual simulation of CAM program, ability to automatically update toolpaths based on changes made to Solid Edge model, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 16, 2015 (more CAMWorks articles)

ODA Supports Autodesk 2016 with Teigha v4.1 - Teigha 4.1 supports new features in DWG 2016 files, graphics cache file, better performance for custom Web-based apps, better PDF exports, support for mobile apps, Ralph Grabowski, ENGINEERING.com, July 16, 2015 (more CAD industry articles, Autodesk articles)

New Internet of Things Product Family from PTC Offers a 'Clearer Pathway to Interconnected World' - PTC Integrity supports holistic systems, software design, engineer product lines to deliver variation, manage evolution, release of strategic software assets, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, July 14, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

AVEVA's Trading Update: All Going as Planned - FabTrol acquisition enables AVEVA to provide solutions for each stage of steel fabrication chain, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, July 14, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

Faster, Cheaper RTV Silicone Molding Using FDM and PolyJet 3D Printing - 3 stages of casting parts from silicone molds: create positive physical part of final design, cover pattern in silicone to form silicone mold, casting of part using silicone mold, Juan Carlos Gandiaga, CADD Edge, July 13, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Add an Ocean Weather Buoy and Realtime Weather Data to Your InfraWorks 360 Model - use HTML <iframe> to display webpage within tooltip for InfraWorks 360 feature, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, July 9, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Implementation and Workspaces - components of workspace UI, customizing workspace, working with objects in workspace, copying tool palettes, tool packages to workspace in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Revit: MEP Copy-Monitor with System Tab Off - have system tab tools turned on to be able to copy-monitor MEP objects, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Using ModelSTAT to Check for Revit Model Problems - free addin to view graphical representation or summary of all elements in Revit model, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Nominal Wall Thickness Inside Plastics Simulation - 'nominal wall thickness' command in SOLIDWORKS allows user to compare thickness in model based on value or percentage, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, July 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Model Visualization, Pt 4: Stereoscopic 3D, Augmented Reality and the Future - eDrawings supports both stereoscopic 3D viewing of models, augmented reality, Greg Dawes, Fisher/Unitech, July 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating a 3D Sketch in SOLIDWORKS - creating 3D sketch by designing basis for frame weldment, sketching lines to approximate length, then dimensioning afterwards, Dave Bazinet, CADD Edge, July 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Customizing the Interface in SOLIDWORKS - creating new tabs using command manager, adding commands into newly created tab, Michael Souders, CADD Edge, July 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Tips & Tricks: Creating Bend Reliefs in PTC Creo 3.0 - open bend dashboard from model tab, select edge as reference, use offset dragger to locate bend line offset from that edge, PTC Creo Blog, July 15, 2015 (more Creo tutorials)

MIT Masters Course Offers Innovative Online Tutorial Tool - proctor can handle 12 students that are directly interacting with content, another 50 to 60 observing their input, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 14, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Review: KeyShot 6 Beta Preview - more options for animation of colors, depth of field, material graph editor to have more visual representation of current material, ability to add materials to label, new geometry editing environment, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 14, 2015 (more KeyShot reviews)

Can CAE Inspire Innovative Design? - Altair announces opening of new HPC Cloud Challenge aimed at exploring how computing can improve large-scale design exploration in CAE, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 15, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, cloud articles)

Studying Impedance to Analyze the Li-Ion Battery with an App - modeling impedance in Lithium-ion battery, interpreting impedance data in COMSOL Multiphysics, Tommy Zavalis, COMSOL Blog, July 14, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Autodesk Mythbusters - subscription myths about assets once permanent licenses disappear, licenses becoming rentals, holding rentals, permit license at same time, Barbara D'Aloisio, Novedge, July 14, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Tip - Embed an Image File - Lynn Allen, YouTube, July 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD - Scaling an Object to an Existing Line - scaling rectangle, line using SCALE command, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: AutoCAD External Reference(s) Slow Down - invoke INDEXCTL command, set its value to 0 to turn variable off, run AUDIT command to correct any errors, apply WBLOCK to create new file in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

You Do Not Have Permission to Save to This Location - Contact Your Administrator to Obtain Permission - right click on shortcut, click properties, visit compatibility tab to run AutoCAD dwg program as administrator, Jon McCoy, MasterGraphics, June 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

LmvDbg - Learning Tool for View and Data API - visit readme link located at bottom of viewer API functions to open detailed explanation about functionality, usage of application, click on background color link to open additional UI, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 14, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Lab5 View and Data API Intro - Get Properties & Search - adding 2 functionalities to select object, obtain its properties, search model for given string, isolate them in view, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 7, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - Editing Multiple Components - inspect components that needs to be modified, navigate to import/export data tab to select 'to spreadsheet,' pick data category to be exported, output format before exporting spreadsheet with component information, Gus Petrikas, CADline, July 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Traversing Down the Hole - connect to database, create new project, employ tools to manage, display borehole data once it is imported, toggle display of both top, bottom surface of each strata in Civil 3D, Malcolm Fernandes, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, July 14, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using JIG with Civil 3D Labels - employ API feature to manipulate objects on screen, allows adjusting pointer while location is dragged with cursor, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Prepare a Civil 3D Design for Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) - employ tool to automatically export, join corridor feature lines to 3D polylines, Peter Ingels, BIM Toolbox, July 8, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2016 Energy Analysis Enhancements - ability to perform energy analysis more precisely, ability to create energy analytical model using 'create energy model' tool, Vasudha Dixit, Ideate, July 14, 2015 (more Revit articles)

How to Modify Default Join Geometry Order - open view that displays elements to be joined, select multiple switch on options bar to switch join order of multiple elements with common element, select element that joins first element in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Create New Local CheckBox is Disabled in Revit - map all to server location where central file is stored in exactly same manner, visit collaborate, worksets option to check if worksharing is enabled, recover central file from backups if file is corrupted, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

No Assembly Required: SOLIDWORKS Mate References - open mate reference dialog, select geometry on component to be automatically mated, test mate reference by inserting components into assembly to ensure if components repositions itself to satisfy mate, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, July 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Hidden SOLIDWORKS Command Manager - drag command manager back to its docking point/position, click, drag splitter bar back down if feature manager area lacks features or other common tabs at bottom of screen, Karl Okeson, CADD Edge, July 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Key Elements for Creating Electrical Components - manage components in centralized library, access comprehensive shared library to use symbols, manufactured parts in design, import DXF, DWG files with symbol importer tool in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Injy Gadalla, GoEngineer, July 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Controlling Tolerance and Decimal Precision in SOLIDWORKS - open tolerance/precision option box, select single value from 'callout value' dropdown menu for editing purposes, specify decimal precision of main value within unit precision dropdown menu before setting decimal precision of tolerance, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, July 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Get Started with Model-Based Definition - establish dedicated MBD team to drive initiative, pick easier process to pilot with several small, quick projects, choose products that supports major steps of MBD process, Oboe Wu, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, July 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating a Cutout in a Sheet Metal Part for a Pipe Intersecting at an Angle - edit part within context of assembly to access normal cut option in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, July 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

MobileCAD is Reaching Maturity, Pt1 - keeping CAD apps updated is not easy; few CAD vendors like Autodesk, Graebert, IMSI/Design have been able to update their CAD apps aggressively, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, July 13, 2015 (more cloud articles)

Interview: Richard Funnell, KeyShot Global Training Specialist - presentation at Solid Edge University, main CAD tool, source for models rendering, biggest mistakes that engineers tend to make in their renderings, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 14, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

Aerodynamic Optimization: Automotive Engineering's Next Strategic Frontier - PowerFLOW Optimization Solution by Exa Corporation combines statistical analysis with ability to simulate complex fluid flow problem, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, Desktop Engineering, July 10, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Tech Tip: How to Build a Nut - creating highly detailed version of nut, complete with chamfers, internal thread representations, using Onshape, Ethan Rejto, Onshape, July 13, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

PTC Starts Earnings with a Warning, Deals Slipping - expects to report GAAP revenue of $303 million, short of its own forecasts, analysts consensus of $310 million, down 10% from a year ago, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, July 13, 2015 (more PTC articles)

7 Skills Needed to Be a Top Engineer - STEM skills, ability to work as part of team, strong analytical mind, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, desire to learn, leadership, management skills, Tom Riley, 3DxBlog, July 10, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Investigate ArchiCAD 19 Intuitiveness - work environment improvements, tab bar to navigate multiple viewpoints, project views can be accessed instantaneously, Mary Moscarello Gutierrez, Graphisoft, July 13, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

How to Enter Fields in AutoCAD Drawings - making fields representing block name, area of object, date, time, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, July 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD text tutorials)

AutoCAD: Take Your Pick - Window, Crossing and Fastsel - common object selection tools are pick, all, window, crossing; fence prompts user to click series of points on screen, creating fence line, fastsel express tool allows to select existing object, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, July 13, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Isometric Bill of Materials - Controlling Consolidations - check Project Setup, or edit IsoConfig.xml file located in isometric style folder, Joel Harris, In the Pipes, Mar 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Remove Unwanted AutoCAD Links When Importing Into Autodesk Vault - log in as Vault administrator, uncheck 'disable check in of design files' from Vault settings, drag, drop files into Vault, check-in files, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 13, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Change the Mass Properties of a Part or Assembly - Autodesk Inventor tutorial, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, July 13, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding Reliefs (Undercuts) to Shafts in Inventor - shaft component generator dialog for adding parametric reliefs to shafts, CADforum, July 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Fundamentals 101 - vectorize drawings, clean up CAD drawings prior to import, link *dwg plan in to Revit, set up grids, levels, export conceptual model, input into Revit, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, July 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: Close Active Document - open, activate placeholder document, close doc, open, activate doc, close placeholder document, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, July 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Curved Helix Designs in SOLIDWORKS - include circle for helix diameter, smaller circle for suite profile in sketch geometry, activate 'swept boss/base' command, James Keller, ENGINEERING.com, July 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Part Templates with More Than Just Settings - activate Advanced mode for SOLIDWORKS Document window, make sure that document properties are set up as desired, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, July 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Envelope vs Exclude from BOM - envelope part isn't added to BOM or mass properties but can exist in assembly, exclude is used when something is needed to show as reference, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, July 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Moving on from Hand Calculations - analyze 3 components using FEA, compare results to hand calculations, YouTube, June 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Incontext Reference - create, break incontext relationships while doing top down assembly modeling, YouTube, July 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Easy Tips to Create Text in SOLIDWORKS - creating text that wraps around cylinder, tips to rotate text, link to custom property for text, using dissolve sketch text tool, John Hall, CADD Edge, July 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Immersive 3D Visualization with Passenger Experience - Dassault's 3DEXPERIENCE platform 'Passenger Experience' has codified standards, real-time cabin configuration, data can be turned into different forms of training, visualizations, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 10, 2015 (more Dassault articles, engineering articles)

Tech Tip: Using Mate Connectors in Onshape - mate command can create offset between 2 mate connectors, expand mate in feature list, right click mate connector to edit mate connector, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, July 9, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Building an IR Microscope App at ZINK Imaging - turning model into simulation app with application wizard, using Form Editor in COMSOL Multiphysics, William Vetterling, COMSOL Blog, COMSOL Blog, July 9, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

How Good are Your CAM Skills? A National Test will Find Out - Autodesk partners with National Institute for Metalworking Skills in development of industry-recognized CAM standards, credentials, Ilan Mester, ENGINEERING.com, July 9, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

Autodesk Building Ops is New iPhone Based App for Building Operations - web, mobile-based tool that building maintenance, operations professionals can use to track awaiting parts, track ticket items, review overdue maintenance, completed maintenance, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 13, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Placing Drawing Base View in Autodesk Inventor 2016 - select any view available on cube by selection, remove view, select another before final placement, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in Vault 2016? Copy Design 2.01 - new, improved 'copy design' feature, supports more than one dataset at a time, new 'actions' panel to quickly filter out files with assigned action, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, July 13, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

3 Reasons That Autodesk has Become the Manufacturing Leader - Autodesk products are in sync with market needs, offers great customer service, product flexibility, stays ahead of its competitors, cadcamstuff.com, July 9, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Real Life Perspective: Transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit, Pt 2 - instill positive attitude, BIM manager must be empowered by management to make decisions affecting entire company, determining when, what is to be implemented, Michael Hopple, AUGI Library, July 10, 2015 (more Revit articles, AEC articles)

Revit Tutorial - Creating Exploded Axons (Advanced Displaced View Techniques) - The Revit Kid, July 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Where's My Camera Gone - place camera in floor plan view, make sure that camera view is selected to display associated icon in all relevant views, Ian Nichols, BIMscape, July 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Understanding Model and Annotation Crop Regions - use control grips to resize boundary to needed area, activate annotation crop region, ensure that no elements are selected in open view, Ian Nichols, BIMscape, July 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

What's the Future of High-Speed 3D Printing - The Non-Metallic Edition - continuous liquid interface production system, HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology, 3D Systems' High Speed Fab Grade printing, Neil Hopkinson's High Speed Sintering machine, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 13, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3MF Consortium Welcomes the Addition of 3D Systems, Materialise, Siemens PLM Software and Stratasys  - aim of developing 3MF (3D manufacturing format) file is to design 3D models in robust way, eliminating interoperability issues, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, July 10, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Desktop 3D Printers Grow Beyond Trinkets, Tchotchkes, and Toys - majority of desktop 3D printers use fused deposition modeling technology, price starts below $5,000, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 4, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

HP Z440 Workstation - Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 CPU, 16 GB DDR4 memory, PCI Express-based Z Turbo SSD, excellent balance of price, performance, base price $1300, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, July 9, 2015 (more HP workstation reviews)

Dell Precision 5810 - Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 CPU, 16 GB DDR4 memory, solid performer offers high-quality engineering, excellent rendering performance, base price $1200, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, July 9, 2015 (more Dell workstation reviews)

Maingear Quantum F131 - unique form factor, innovative thermal design, top-end single-thread performance with overclocked, liquid-cooled Core i7, top-end rendering performance with NVIDIA Quadro K5200, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, July 9, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - 10 Good Reasons to Use AutoCAD Viewport Layouts - drawings are mostly created in full 1:1 scale, displays different areas of model, less style to manage, easy to control drawing scale, varied drawing orientation, annotation scaling usage, controls printing preferences easily, Kevin Walker, Micro Concepts Blog, July 9, 2015 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

AutoCAD Blocks 101, Pt 1 - insertion of block definition allows AutoCAD store insertion point, scale, rotation properties, existing insertions of block are automatically updated when changes are made to block definition, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 9, 2015 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

AutoCAD - Scaling an Object to an Existing Line - invoke SCALE command, select rectangle, suitable base point for scaling, apply REFERENCE sub command, pick 2 points on object before scaling rectangle by moving cross hairs, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a New Column to an Existing AutoCAD Table Using .NET - invoke MBT command to modify table, add new, initial column that number contents in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Install Issue: Insert AutoCAD Disc 1 - Really? - include USE_REMOVABLE_DRIVE=YES line to set.ini file to know if installation is made directly from media or from machine it was downloaded to, Ron Couillard, What's the Word on Civil 3D, June 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

3ds Max Interface Overview - discusses various parts of main interface window that includes quick access, main toolbar, ribbon, scene explorer, viewport layouts, time slider, quad menu, command panel, slate material editor, Andy Roe, Micro Concepts Blog, July 7, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Considering the Move to Civil 3D - plan for training, hardware upgrade, find, categorize obstacles, develop plan for converting everyone or small pilot team to Civil 3D, Mark Hultgren, AUGI Library, July 8, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

InfraWorks 360: Advanced Custom Profiles for Ski Lifts, Power Lines, Gondolas, Cable Cars - create 2D cross-section that represents cable, bring profile into InfraWorks 360 to edit road style, add decorations, change 3D model style of transmission poles to match desired feature before generating ski lifts, gondolas, cable cars, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, July 9, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Show a Roof Overhang in a Plan View with Revit - open plan view, set underlay drop-down to be level on which roof was created, select line style, click on lines of roof overhang to be made visible before changing underlay to none, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, July 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 - Extract a Portion of a Project - perform 3D section view, drag, drop view to new sheet, right-click on new sheet in project browser to save to new file, Justin Doughty, CADline, July 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Type Catalogues - create TXT file with same name as family definition RFA, load any single family type from family, duplicate it before modifying new type's parameters in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Clean Up Your Thread Display in SOLIDWORKS - turn off display of regular cosmetic threads in model while keeping shaded cosmetic threads turned on, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, July 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Embedding SOLIDWORKS Composer Player in Microsoft Office - document is embedded via Microsoft's ActiveX Controls, enabled developer tab needs on dynamic ribbon, Richard Earley, Solid Solutions, July 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Combining FeatureWorks and the Insert > Face > Move Command - recognition options are available in FeatureWorks, moving planar face with fillets with insert/face/move, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, July 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Diameter Dimensions in Section View - create DimXpert autodimension scheme, pick side, top faces as primary, secondary datums, choose large 50mm hole surface under selected features, pick 40mm hole before changing diameter display style to linear in SOLIDWORKS, Brad Williamson, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Philly Interview: Dr. Sarkar Talks About Vectorwork's Advanced Research Group and More - evolution of research development, advancing ideas for group's attention, Marionette inside program vs outside program, energy analysis technology Energos, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 7, 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

The Importance of Being Photorealistic - photorealism is useful in design reviews, communicating crash test simulations, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more rendering articles)

MicroStation Tip: Rendering Material Assignments in Google Earth - open Google Earth Tools Settings dialog, change output format to 'KML and Collada,' then export Google Earth KML file again, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, July 7, 2015 (more MicroStation tutorials)

IoT Product Design Calls for Embedded System Savvy - design engineers need to take more holistic view of products to successfully partake in IoT design, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

Intel Sets Sights on 3D CAD with New Integrated Iris Pro Graphics - new generation 'Broadwell' Intel Xeon E3-1200 v4 processor with Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300 can deliver up to 1.8 times 3D graphics performance, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, July 8, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

Which CAD Training Makes Sense for Your Agency? - consider signing up for monthly subscription to online training providers, computer-based training, or instructor-led training, Shaun Bryant, Acronym Online, July 9, 2015 (more CAD training articles)

Content: The Gift That Keeps on Giving - content creation needs to be part of marketing strategy, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, July 9, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Stratasys Polyjet 3D Printed Injection Molds: A Series, Pt 2 - printed mold tool material, types of molds, molded material, expected number of parts, Derek Ellis, CATI Tech Notes, June 16, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - How to Place a Linear Dimension - placing linear dimension from 2 non-linear points using DIM command, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Revit Electrical Settings: Circuit Sequencing - exploring options in general section for electrical settings, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Optimizing the Production Process for Solar Energy Cells - COMSOL Multiphysics improves 4C process that optimizes production rates, Brianne Costa, COMSOL Blog, July 8, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Make CAE Mainstream - build foundation, take holistic approach, teach CAE not as course, but instead build it into curriculum, John Mannisto of Whirlpool Corporation, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, Jobs and Careers articles)

University Students Talk How Their SAE Car got 2100 MPG - U Laval team used Siemens NX simulation software to reduce weight of car, FEA helped analyze trade-off between using aluminum, steel, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 9, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Climb Into the SOLIDWORKS Treehouse - create new product structure without any models having to be made, Steven Schaeffer, CADD Edge, July 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Move Drawing Views Between Sheets in SOLIDWORKS - move drawing views from sheet to sheet with 'drag and drop' or 'ctrl+paste' commands, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, June 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bloom Effects in SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 - get lighting information to automatically show on final render, navigates through preloaded options in SOLIDWORKS library, John Hall, CADD Edge, July 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Rendering Background Images with SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 - explore rendering options available, change background image, utilize that image in PhotoView 360, John Hall, CADD Edge, July 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Accurate is Your Finite Element Analysis, Pt 1 - errors in FEA can be classified under 3 categories, understanding with example of 2 plates welded together, Natarajan Ramamoorthy, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 4, 2015 (more FEA articles)

Modeling Marangoni Convection with COMSOL Multiphysics - solve Navier-Stokes equations to model velocity field, pressure distribution in fluid, separating gravity from Marangoni effect, Eric Favre, COMSOL Blog, July 7, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

First Look: Netfabb Professional 6 - Early Version of 3MF File Format Already in Place - 2D nesting module automatically arranges maximum number of printable parts on build platform, automatic mass labeling adds unique identification codes to identical parts, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 24, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Tech Tip: Constraining Your Sketch in Onshape - summary of the constraint options: coincident, concentric, parallel, tangent, horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, July 8, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Pulling Data from a Scanned PDF into Excel - scanning document to PDF, export to Excel workbook using Bluebeam Revu, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, July 1, 2015 (more Revu articles, PDF articles)

SKYSITE: Cloud-Based Document Management for Construction - simple, intuitive UI, has ability to generate activity report, auto-indexing capability, mobile app is available for both Android, iOS devices, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 7, 2015 (more AEC articles, cloud articles)

Is the 3D Geometry, Restricting BIM? - understanding data, model strengths, weaknesses, BIM authoring software data handling inadequacies, construction, handover model challenges, Brian Renehan, BIM Fix Blog, July 5, 2015 (more AEC articles)

How to Prevent/Allow Exploding AutoCAD Block - uncheck 'allow exploding' option to prevent exploding block, choose block editor from context menu to select block to explode in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Creating a Table of AutoCAD Blocks Using .NET - run CBT command in drawing, switch viewports to view table containing 3D thumbnails that are scaled to fit 2D extents to cell, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Updating a Custom Field of an Issue by Field API - obtain project, issue field, issue ids before updating issues with custom fields in Autodesk 360, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 7, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - Synchronization was Not Successfully Completed - type AEEMXDATAUPDATEMODE in command line, change value of system variable from 0 to 1 to get rid of error message, Micro Concepts Blog, July 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Custom Python Scripts for AutoCAD Plant 3D, Pt 4 - invoke PLANTSNAPSHOT command to create images that matches existing scripts, build catalog, installer to package, deploy custom scripts in Plant 3D, David Wolfe, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Simplify Complex 3D Models Before Import - import 3D model into Navisworks, click scene statistics to check number of polygons, export to FBX to reduce number of polygons, Markus Briglmeir, BIMagination, July 8, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Subassembly Composer Targets Sucks - include auxiliary point to subassembly that is from origin or any other point, add another auxiliary point to locate target, add define variable to obtain elevation value in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, July 3, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using ReferenceIntersector in Linked Files - invoke ElementSolidIntersectFilter that returns collection of ElementId's for linked intersected walls, apply centerline of cable tray as intersector ray in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Intersect Solid Filter, AVF vs DirectShape Debugging - create standalone hard-coded Revit model to define geometry, external command based on code that creates 3 solids to form rectangular prism in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 8, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The CAD Workstation Configuration Cheat Sheet - buy fastest processor with highest amount of cache, fastest RAM that processor can support, fill all RAM module slots, invest in SSDs, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 8, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Compute Optimal RAM Easily - guidelines to compute optimal amount of RAM, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 8, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Wave Washers Using Equation Driven Curves in 3D - start with new part to create 3D sketch, open equation driven curve dialog to set values of X, Y, Z equations, start, end value of control variable, apply thicken feature to enter material thickness, Jay Pinheiro, Fisher/Unitech, July 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What is the Vary Sketch Option in a Pattern - create triangular part, add feature, dimension top of feature sketch to angled edge, pattern feature, set spacing & instance count before selecting vary sketch option to maintain dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, July 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS & EPDM Full Downloads - open SOLIDWORKS homepage to login to customer portal, click on 'register my products' link to have access to downloads page, select product link, version, service pack before clicking on run, download now option, Jim Krivoshein, InFlow Technology, July 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Tips for Managing Time-Dependent Thermal Analysis - change thermal study to time-dependent treatment, constrain initial temperatures, set time dependent study to know about final temperatures, manually assign initial temperatures to SOLIDWORKS parts, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, July 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

DraftSight Activation - open control panel on server hosting license manager, select license manager from uninstall programs list, choose modify installation, provide DraftSight enterprise serial number to complete changes to installation before activating/reactivating product, Marty Bucholz, SolidNotes, July 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Freeform Geometry, Pt 3 - insert standard freeform object from freeform tab or create contour sketch before extruding sketch from freeform tab, apply arc bend, cut by plane, split line tools to manipulate mesh geometry, Dimos Siagoulis, Javelin Technologies, July 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Intro to Optimizing Mixer Design by Creating an App - mixer app demo's use of geometry parts, cumulative selection for automatic model settings in COMSOL Multiphysics, details of embedded model, structure of application builder UI, Ed Fontes, COMSOL Blog, July 6, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Finding Trends in a Thousand Simulations - Tecplot Chorus 2015 allows users to use color filtration in 2D scatter plots, has selected cases sidebar, ability to roam with network licenses, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 7, 2015 (more Tecplot articles)

Peeling Away the *VMASK - setting command that directs following action command to 'masking' array of true/false values in ANSYS, Jeff Strain, PADT Blog, July 2, 2015 (more ANSYS articles)

Top 5 Reasons to Include 3D Printing in Your Product Life Cycle - designers can prototype more iterations, better collaboration, field test with prototypes provides insight into potential design flaws, Gary Polio, CAPUniversity, July 3, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk Brings CAD, CAM and CAE Training to iTunes - goal of Autodesk Design Academy is to build STEM, STEAM education in, outside classroom, pass industry knowledge to students giving them competitive edge, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 2, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Big Problems Downloading the AutoCAD 2016 Free Trial Version - What to Do About It? - ensure that system side process is running fine, firewall is not blocking download manager, anti-virus software is not causing any issues, download software when ADSL network of PC is not over-loaded, Tom Lansford, CADplace, July 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Making the Most or Least of Palettes - drag palette to side before docking it, click on auto-hide to minimize space that palette takes up in AutoCAD Electrical, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, June 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Autofilling Incremented Values within AutoCAD Tables - select multiple cells in table by using shift button, drag cyan autofill icon to area of table to be populated, Dennis Collin, CADline, July 7, 2015 (more AutoCAD table tutorials)

Missing Annotation Scale List - click down arrow button located in far left bottom corner of screen, ensure if annotation scale option is checked to make scale appear in AutoCAD, Tina Stimpson, Cadalyst, July 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Setting Position of an MText for Each Annotation Scale - adjust drawing annotation scale before changing position in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Change Part Line Type or Color in a Drawing - locate part/assembly in drawing browser, invoke select command, right-click on highlighted part or assembly, change property in component property dialog box in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, July 6, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Animation Concepts and Methods - turn on auto-key button, move time slider, transform object to change position, rotation or scale, link objects for hierarchical animation using both forward, inverse kinematics in 3ds Max, Andy Roe, Micro Concepts Blog, July 6, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

3ds Max 2016 Quick Tips: New Design Workspace - Object Inspection Tab - access new design workspace by making it part of default UI settings before including it in start-up template, Marion Landry, YouTube, July 2, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Visibility Override for Specific Tag Type - select all instances in entire Revit project if unique type of tag is used, save selection, visit view filters to add filter before overriding those tag elements separately to any existing overrides, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: FamilyManager.Set - InvalidOperationException and Get Members from AssemblyInstance - check if FamilyManager.CurrentType is null or not before calling .Set method, apply GetMemberIds() to obtain elements that are part of selected assembly, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, July 6, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 12 - toggle for sketch relationship colors in synchronous mode, dimension using metric units, display construction surfaces in draft, search Insight documents in only released library, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 6, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Perspective Drawing Views - download macro to apply perspective to drawing view with specified focal length in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 7, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge: A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Tricks, Pt 1 - create a square, doing auto dimensioning correctly, controlling rotation point, clipping planes, John Pearson, Design Fusion, July 2, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Save Hours of Time with Smart Fasteners - employ Toolbox to add fasteners into design without having to model every nut, bolt or washer from scratch, insert smart fasteners to include holes, screw types easily into SOLIDWORKS assembly, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, July 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

Tips for Creating Quick and Attractive Renders in PhotoView 360 - rotate scene to different angles to improve look of design, apply correct appearances, check appearance alternatives online, create depth of field, generate setup that can be reused to form standard render assembly, Innova Systems, July 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Where is My SOLIDWORKS Electrical ProgramData Folder? - click on organize drop-down in Windows explorer, select 'folder and search options' followed by view tab to show hidden files, folders, drivers, Justin Flett, Javelin Technologies, July 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Natural Frequency Analysis - right-click on simulation results folder, choose 'define frequency response graph' to create mode number, effective mass participation factor, cumulative effective mass participation factor in SOLIDWORKS, Bill Reuss, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Create a Mobius Strip in SOLIDWORKS - sweep profile along 2 open paths that forms closed path to complete partial twist, Karl Okeson, CADD Edge, July 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

CAD vs System Modeling - drag-and-drop UIs, automation makes system modeling, test automation, data analysis more accessible to CAD users, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Are Your 3D Models Mobile, On the Cloud, or Stuck in Another Century - creating right architecture of CAD models for putting on mobile device, protecting intellectual property, Brian Rohde, Developer to Developer, Spatial.com, July 2, 2015 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Mastercam's Dynamic Motion - generates tool movements, takes into account shape of part, amount of material being removed, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, July 7, 2015 (more Mastercam reviews)

Solid Edge: Copy Sketch - copy sketch function allows users to copy existing assembly sketch, paste it into any component that exists in context of that assembly, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 30, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

New Design Optimization Tool for 3D Printing - solidThinking Inspire helps optimize design for 3D printing to increase strength, rigidity while minimizing weight, Jason Matses, CAPUniversity, July 2, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Digimat Determines Material Characterization of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composites - includes Digimat Virtual Allowables, faster CSRC analysis for UD, woven materials, automatic mapping improvements, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 6, 2015 (more FEA articles)

It's Important to Pass It On: US2020 on STEM Mentorship - mission of US2020, ways to perceive success of ongoing STEM initiative, description of typical STEM mentor, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, July 6, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Airbus Adopts Aras Innovator PLM Platform - while Aras maintains control over its framework, company's PLM software remains open-source, free, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 6, 2015 (more PLM articles)

The Level After the Next Level - quickly evolving world of designing, building, operating buildings will see new job titles, adoption of cloud rendering, analysis, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, July 1, 2015 (more AEC articles)

The Ignored Database - one of the largest databases not to be utilized as part of data management for building operations is that of BIM, Jim Sinopoli, AutomatedBuildings.com, July 2015 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD, the Versatile Veteran - coordination model attachment in AutoCAD 2016 allows attaching Navisworks models as reference, detail STEP models so that Xref from drawing based model can be created, adjust detailing, dimensioning, set Inventor model associativity, Mike Thomas, AUGI Library, July 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016 Start Tab - apply GOTOSTART command to jump directly to start tab, set value of STARTMODE system variable to 0 to turn off display of start tab in AutoCAD, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, July 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Hard Reset AutoCAD to Default Condition - open registry editor to export folder before saving registry value, unhide hidden folders to make hidden files visible, rename AutoCAD 2015 folder before launching AutoCAD as error-free, un-used software, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, July 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Security Object - discusses utility functions dealing with users, groups, roles along with examples in PLM 360, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 3, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD Mechanical: Migrate Settings from a Previous Version - run AdMigrator.exe file to obtain migrate custom settings dialog box that allows migrating user profile/menu, user defined files from previous version, else visit options profile to manually transfer menu, profile customization, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

How to Disable Downloads for a Selected File in A360 Team - log into A360 team hub, preview file where download is to be limited, click on 'edit item properties' from actions menu to uncheck downloads option, CADforum, July 3, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Create an AutoCAD for MAC Deployment Image - install AutoCAD 2015 as normal, remove non-relevant files from Composer capture to allow creation of .com.flexnetlicensing, FLEXnet publisher directories before installer is built, Martin Langolf, Up and Ready, July 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD for Mac articles)

Double Click to Open the Hyperlink - employ EnableToolPluginExample plugin to create button under tool add-ins tab, click button to activate custom interactive mode in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 3, 2015 (more Navisworks articles)

Adding 'Depth to Invert' Pipe Labels to Profile View - visit toolspace settings tab to select 'edit feature settings,' expand default profile label placement to change dimension anchor option for pipes value, create expressions before forming new profile pipe label in Civil 3D, Andrew Milford, From the Ground Up, July 3, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Earthwork Volumes Based on Point Clouds - create reference surface based on feature line draped on point cloud, form surface from points in point cloud before comparing both surfaces for volumes, Peter Ingels, BIM Toolbox, June 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Vault Data Standard 2016 for Inventor - Replace with Copy - open assembly, invoke 'copy incl. drawing' command to select new location, insert metadata, check reference to allow it point to reference, copied assembly, call 'replace with copy' to replace component with copy, Marlene Bleicher, coolOrange, July 3, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Listing the Positional Representations in iLogic Form - create multi-value user parameter of text type, drag user-parameter in iLogic form, open iLogic rule to update user parameter by iterating through positional representation in assembly document, Balaji Ramamoorthy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM SQL Maintenance Task Shrink Database - ensure that correct database is selected before shrinking database, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

How to Refresh SOLIDWORKS Simulation Plots - hide, then show simulation plot, edit plot definition, activate another simulation plot, then return to original, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Virtualization: Access Your Workstation from Anywhere - Teradici's PCoIP workstation access software consists of two components: software host that runs on workstation, software client that runs on remote system, price starts from $200, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

The Sly CAD User's Guide to Professional Development - tips to achieve CAD training without support of management: consider workflow enhancement, knowledge of peers, tech support call, learn a tip daily, Randall Newton, Cadalyst, July 1, 2015 (more CAD training articles)

What Do Windows 10 and DirectX 12 Mean for CAD Users? - 'task view' in Windows 10 UI should prove helpful in organizing open applications on multiple virtual desktops, 'explicit asynchronous multi-GPU support' in DirectX 12 sounds good in theory, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, June 30, 2015 (more Windows articles)

Postprocessing Local Data Using Component Coupling - create general extrusion operator in existing component, new component in model tree in COMSOL Multiphysics, make sure solution data becomes accessible in new component, Wei Guo, COMSOL Blog, July 2, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

A Formula for Measuring Content Marketing Success in Engineering - page views are important; comments, social sharing are measurement of engagement, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, July 2, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Autodesk Vault Support for Electromechanical Workflow with AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - working folder for project is accessible to multiple electrical users, check drawings every time changes are done, employ electromechanical workflow to rollback entire project designs for both Electrical, Inventor to previous state, Vikas Vaishnav, Point-to-Point, June 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articlesAutodesk Vault articles)

Update SelectionSet - obtain parent item of SelectionSet to be modified, get index of item residing in group, copy original item before modifying relevant properties, call ReplaceWithCopy to update original item in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, July 1, 2015 (more Navisworks articles)

3ds Max 2016 Quick Tips: New Design Workspace - Get Started Tab - visit tab to check tools required to start visualization, apply file linking or import options to transfer Revit data into 3ds Max, Marion Landry, YouTube, June 30, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

New and Exciting Features of V-Ray 3.0 - A Guide to the V-Ray Clipper - tool allows cutting parts of scene, offers render time effect without any feedback to viewport, avoid overlapping triangles when using GI or when using V-Ray clipper, Paul Hatton, 3DTotal, July 1, 2015 (more 3ds max articles)

Partial Parts List Using Inventor Assembly Design Views - place full assembly parts list on drawing, click on 'edit parts list' from context menu, select filter settings icon to filter parts list entries to only show components in current drawing design view, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Retrieving Dimensions in a Drawing View - code snippet only retains dimensions in drawing view which were retrieved from dimensions which have parameter names matching specific string in Inventor, Balaji Ramamoorthy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2015-2016 Images in Schedules - add 'image' parameter field when creating schedule, visit manage images dialog to use 'reload from' option if image is updated, place schedule on sheet to view image, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Stair Structure Using Model In-Place - employ in-place component that allows sweeps stay attached to stair if moved, makes profiles parametric, visit section to clean up lines between elements in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, July 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Unable to Create Local File in Work Shared Project - find file pathing in central file if users are mapped to central file identically, open project to check if work-sharing is not enabled in project, look for central file or thumbnail locking issue, Dennis Collin, CADline, July 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit - Understanding Different Family Types - schedules are based on family categories, families are loaded into project based on category, creation of family is dependent on way in which element is used in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, July 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Adding a Railing Mid-Way on to a Stair Flight - draw required railing path in plan view, form sketch line, visit create railing path tab to confirm before placing railing on flight of stairs, else create railing from model lines, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS: Controlling Scale Features in Configurations - open model, select scale feature, fill in scale parameter values to add feature to model, visit scale property manager or insert design table to control scale factor value for scales with various configurations, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, July 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Two Hidden Settings in SOLIDWORKS for Spline Display - apply control polygon tool to manipulate splines, 'show curvature comb bounding curve' allows evaluating splines for smoothness in SOLIDWORKS, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Put Fat SOLIDWORKS Assemblies on a Diet - pick 'box select' mode to hide unwanted components, right-click feature manager, select unload hidden components to reduce memory in use, else save, reload tool without hidden components, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, July 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Sketching with Industrial Designer, Pt 2 - employ freehand, traditional or 3D sketching options to create sketches, extrude sketch, form own freeform object based on complexity of design, else manipulate standard freeform object in SOLIDWORKS, Dimos Siagoulis, Javelin Technologies, June 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Cloud-Based CAD to Grow, Users Should Know Pros and Cons - smaller companies could be turning to the cloud to cut licensing costs, Jean Thilmany, 3D CAD World, June 29, 2015 (more cloud articles)

What's New in Onshape's Latest Update - sketches can now be copied, pasted, ability to define 'second end position' in extrude command, filter feature list by text or type, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, June 29, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

MSC's Civil Simulation Software Follows Trend Towards Domain Specific Tools - CivilFEM 2015 can verify designs by international standards for steel, concrete, other civil materials, load path history, has automatic response spectrums for seismic analysis, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 1, 2015 (more civil engineering articles)

Dassault Hopes to Penetrate AEC with 'Industrialized Construction' - may differentiate its AEC offerings by emphasizing their underlying capabilities for managing information, workflows, including data from competitors' design software, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, June 30, 2015 (more Dassault articles, AEC articles)

Costimator Estimates the Cost of a Part - once part has been uploaded to software's 3DFX feature recognition package, faces, features can be selected, produces price instantly, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, July 1, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Re Use Design Detail from Other 3D CAD Models - Solid Edge tutorial, YouTube, June 8, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to Create Custom AutoCAD Dimension Arrow - create block, arrow pointing to right, modify dimension style to use custom arrow, visit 'symbols and arrows' in new dimension style tab to change first arrow to choose user arrow, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Turn Off the Start Tab in ACAD 2016 - visit STARTMODE command, change default setting to '0' to turn off start tab by default until it is required to be turned on in AutoCAD, Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, July 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Turn 2D Flat Geometry into 3D in AutoCAD - create new part, open 2D drawing, choose workplanes to be placed in drawing, point where drawing will be inserted before allowing drawing to appear in selected workplace, Mark Lancaster, Acronym Online, July 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Replacing AutoCAD Blocks with Xrefs Using .NET - map former local block definitions to Xref replacements, clear map, run recursive function to work through, replace blocks with Xrefs, reattach wblock as Xref before adding entry to map, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using SUPERHATCH to Make Complicated Hatch Patterns - create block of objects that defines hatch pattern, invoke SUPERHATCH command, set block name, specify insertion point, X, Y scale factor, rotation angle before applying hatch in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

3ds Max 2016 Quick Tips: New Design Workspace - Introduction - design workspace tools that determine if data has been imported/file linked within proper unit scale, Marion Landry, YouTube, June 30, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Associative Design Views in Inventor Drawings - employ base view command to select 'base assembly only' design view, pick arrangement, other display options before placing view on sheet, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

AnyCAD Structure with Original File Names - visit Document.File.AllReferencedFiles list to locate original file names based on Occurrence.Name in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 30, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Curved Spring Tutorial, It's Adaptive Tool: Autodesk Inventor - model adaptive curved spring/coil by allowing it to compress, stretch in Inventor, YouTube, June 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Keeping Custom Dynamo Nodes in Sync - set up shared folder, sync process that mirrors cloud version to local Dynamo definitions folder, launch FreeFileSync, create mirror sync between folders to establish RealTimeSync in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 28, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall Openings - employ Navisworks to determine location to place modeling openings, set Dynamo to create elevation in front of walls, Dynamo definition to generate section view coordinate system, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, June 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Artec Eva, Spider and Studio - easy-to-use, handheld 3D scanners have built-in illumination to ensure sufficient, even lighting on textures, prefer objects with lots of sharp edges, available for $20,000, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more 3D scanner reviews)

Interview: Andrew Smith from Fuel3D on SCANIFY - journey of Fuel3D, impact of Kickstarter campaign in further development of device, potential in market for consumer, prosumer 3D scanning devices, Microfabricator.com, June 30, 2015 (more 3D scanning articles)

Simplifying FEA Models: Plane Stress and Plane Strain - plane strain analysis method is used when stress state is varying slowly from plane to plane in deep component, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more FEA articles)

Expanding the Search for CFD Solutions - broad range of CFD analysis choices, along with open source solutions, are available, but being able to do more types of simulation from familiar environment can provide huge advantage, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Creating SOLIDWORKS Planes - apply copy plane method, visit features tab, click on reference geometry to form plane, employ sketch as reference along with face to create plane, else left-click on line, start sketch to automatically generate plane, Steven Schaeffer, CADD Edge, July 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Create Detached Drawings in SOLIDWORKS - perform forced regeneration to check if model is updated, create back-up of drawing before loading updated model of drawing, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, June 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Assembly Visualization  - apply tool to gain insight into components of assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Jamie Kalb, YouTube, June 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

OneDesign: Blurring the Lines Between Architecture, Engineering and Contracting - examining segmentation of building design, reversing segmentation; key attribute of oneDesign proposal is ability to willingly cross lines of demarcation to focus on entire solution, John Tobin, AECbytes, June 29, 2015 (more AEC articles)

How PLM is Evolving to Address the New World Order of Product Development - all CAD vendors are building integrated software platforms, portfolios to manage complex product lifecycle, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 30, 2015 (more PLM articles)

ArchiCAD 19: Now is the Time to Fix Your Work Environment - make sure to set 'undo limit' to 99 steps on 'data safety & integrity' tab, Jared Banks, Graphisoft, June 30, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Guide to Frequency Domain Wave Electromagnetics Modeling - understanding wave electromagnetics problems, classifying common application areas of electromagnetic waves, frequency domain interface in COMSOL Multiphysics, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, June 30, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

PDF Converter Elite - converts PDF files to DWG, DXF, XLSX, HTML, DOCX, operates in manual, batch modes, has optical character recognition module, available for $100, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, June 30, 2015 (more PDF articles)

Reduce Iteration Time and Human Error with CAE Part Templates - benefits of Siemens' Product Template Studio, using product template workflow, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 30, 2015 (more NX articles)

Smooth or Bumpy? New 3D-Printed Surfaces Change on Demand - rigid particles are embedded within matrix of more flexible polymer; when squeezing pressure is applied, material's surface changes from smooth to pre-determined pattern based on spacing, shapes of implanted harder particles, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, June 30, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Is Autodesk Trying to Take Out SketchUp? - like SketchUp, Autodesk FormIt is easy-to-use, real solid modeler but SketchUp claims to enjoy immense following, insurmountable lead in AEC market, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, June 29, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, SketchUp articles)

eTRANSMIT on All Frequencies, All Languages - invoke eTRANSMIT command to gather list of external elements before compiling them in folder or zip file, save transmittal setup with custom name once contents are determined in AutoCAD, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, June 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA: Classification Definitions, Applies to and Tagging - application of classification filter to limit objects does not prevent schedule tag from being anchored, attributes that are setup to display object-based properties value shows default attribute value only, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Polygon Intro, Reminder and Cool Trick - tips to create polygon from center point, form inscribed, circumscribed polygon, define edge's angle, length using POLYGON tool in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Add an Instrument to a Catalog and a Spec - launch catalog builder, set path, name of new catalog template, fill parametric graphic values before exporting to Excel file, replace values with instrument in PartCategory column in Plant 3D, Bernd Gerstenberger, In the Pipes, June 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Preventing an AutoCAD Block from Being Exploded Using .NET (Redux) - set BlockTableRecord.Explodable property on certain blocks in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create KMZ Files from AutoCAD Map or AutoCAD Civil 3D - open drawing in Civil 3D, check if units, zone has geo-coordinate set, apply MapExport command to export alignment polyline as SHP file before importing file in Google Earth Pro, Michael Partenheimer, Cadalyst, June 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D - Draped Images Show Wrong Location in Object Viewer - set viewport controls to realistic viewing style before opening object viewer to map texture in correct location, Geoff Woodhead, CADline, June 30, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Home Page Offers Many Surprises - offers standard templates, drop-down menu beside new panel replaces all standard templates with configurations selected, advanced icon expands templates, projects/short-cut/file details tab, pinned, unpinned document panels are added to increase productivity, John Hackney, Cadalyst, June 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Leverage Snap in Autodesk Inventor Drawings - select snap settings, check if snap option is checked, verify desired snap mode before selecting results in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2016 - Titleblock Stamp - open titleblock in family editor, type text, assign specific parameters to each piece of text, associate family parameter, position text stamps before selecting load into project to overwrite existing version, John Flanagan, CADline, June 30, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Using the Multiple Copy/Monitor - open, link file with objects to be copied, navigate to collaborate, choose copy/monitor tool, select link option to pick object in linked file, check multiple checkbox before dragging objects to be copied, James Philip, CADline, June 6, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit's Divided Surface Bug - displace one of vertices slightly so that surface is not pure plane, else set number of 'V' divisions to zero, employ reference lines as intersects, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Renumber Doors by Rooms - employ BIMlink to export schedule to Excel, else create Dynamo script using 'Door.RenumberByRoom' node found is BVN package to eliminate need for either Excel or BIMlink, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 21, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: CrossFitting Creation Problem - InvalidOperationException: Failed to Insert Cross - pick pipe, select edit type, routing preference, cross to get rid of cross fitting problem, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, June 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Polygon Mesh and Performance - launch assembly visualization tool to report, search organize assembly components, visit tools, feature statistics to check rebuild times of part in SOLIDWORKS, Dave Murray, CADimensions Blog, June 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Troubleshoot Model is Unstable Errors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - apply soft spring option to allow solvers to run, conduct frequency simulation study to locate free bodies, employ fixed restraints to moving components, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Introduction to Mates - discusses mates, basic vs advanced type of mates, Jamie Kalb, YouTube, June 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Pragmatic BIM with Cadsoft's Envisioneer Professional - BIM authoring tool contains exhaustive catalog along with links to manufacturers for manufacturer-specific elements, impressive dimensioning toolset, object import wizard, Francis Sebastian, CADdigest.com, June 30, 2015 (more Envisioneer reviews)

IMSI/Design Talks About All Things TurboCAD - Bob Mayer of IMSI/Design talks about TurboCAD, offering CAD for general market, TurboCAD in cloud, Mac's TurboCAD destiny, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 26, 2015 (more TurboCAD articles)

Bentley Introduces Revolutionary Features in an Evolutionary Way with CONNECT Edition - extends users’ current capabilities while also introducing them to new features, new sheet Indexing provides central location to index sheets and control their numbering, order and properties, Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress, June 30, 2015 (more MicroStation articles)

Can a Vehicle Following a Cyclist Change the Outcome of Tour de France? - CFD simulations suggest that when car follows cyclist at 5-meter distance, drag reduction gives cyclist advantage of about 24 seconds over car following at 30 meters, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 29, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Modeling Linear Elastic Materials - How Difficult Can It Be? - overview of isotropy, anisotropy, incompressibility in linear elastic materials in COMSOL Multiphysics, Henrik Sonnerlind, COMSOL Blog, June 29, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Outcome Checking, Logging and Progress Reporting in 3D ACIS - architecture to capture meta-data about use of ACIS APIs in program, Bradley Flubacher, Developer to Developer, Spatial.com, June 25, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Adept 2015 Takes on Global Collaboration - sharing functions let users easily share saved searches, favorites lists, report templates, transmittal templates, searches with other Adept users, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, June 29, 2015 (more Adept articles)

Automated Survey Grid Drawing Facility for AutoCAD 2016 - draw polyline of site using desired coordinate system, download, install MLH2 application from AutoCAD Exchange site, run MLH2 command before picking prefix, test sizing, grid spacing options, Dennis Collin, CADline, June 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

Move Dimension Text in AutoCAD Context Menu - hover cursor on dimension text grip, select move operation in grip menu, invoke AutoCAD CUI command to add missing functions to menu, CADforum, June 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

AutoCAD - Rotating an Object to an Existing Line - invoke ROTATE command, select objects to be rotated, base point for rotation, apply REFERENCE sub-command before picking 2 points as reference line for rotating components, Martin Phelps, CADline, June 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Custom Python Scripts for AutoCAD Plant 3D, Pt 3 - create expansion joint script, ensure if group defines script that shows up in spec editor before testing script, David Wolfe, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Autodesk Updates Fusion 360 - enhanced 2D sketching, ability of multiple people to work on design simultaneously, 2D drawing enhancements, tighter 3D printing integration, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 29, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

These Design Teams Subscribed to Design Tools to Meet Fluctuating Project Demands - Solmirus used Autodesk Inventor with desktop subscription option to design all-sky infrared visible analyzer, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 29, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

4 Exciting Features in the New Release of InfraWorks 360 - new automated roundabout creation feature allows easy creation of geometrically accurate roundabouts, simplifies pipe network performance inspections, abutment modeling comes to bridge design, adds conceptual rail design enhancements, Caron Beesley, Acronym Online, June 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D and Survey - setup standards to recreate drawing lines, breaklines between points, add symbology, traverse lines automatically, apply parcel creation wizard, editing tools to create land parcels, import point clouds, James Holloway, CADPro Systems, June 26, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Updated Solar Analysis Installer for Revit Available for Download  - Solar Analysis preview allows user to see, quantify distribution of solar radiation by incorporating analysis of shading effects from analogous objects, nearby vegetation. Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, June 29, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Defining Revit Custom Hatch Patterns - create sample of pattern using lines, apply polygon tool to form true octagons, employ pattern definition format before adjusting measurement direction, width/spacing of octagons in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, June 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeling a Conduit Kick in Revit - split apart conduit in front of obstruction, copy conduit, select, move copied piece over 6", delete original, visit low conduit before connecting it to upper piece in Revit, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2016 - Brick/Block Coursing - set visible workplane, specify module spacing to draw, snap objects, apply line based coursing detail component tool to load library, open plan/section view, pick detail component tool before drawing 2 points for coursing, John Flanagan, CADline, June 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Adaptive Components - generate geometry within Rhino/Grasshopper, apply path marker component to group headings together, structure data in rows, use replace components to delete curly brackets in Revit, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 21, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Costing, an In Depth Review, Pt 5: Task Pane, Manager & Sensors - set input values for determining cost of manufacturing sheet metal, machined, weldment/custom part, visit CostingManager to breakup machining operations, employ costing sensors to track material, manufacturing, total part cost, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, June 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS reviews)

Clean Out Your SOLIDWORKS Data Folders - pros, cons of retaining existing data folder, upgrade to new versions, installing new data folder for current SOLIDWORKS release, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, June 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Linked Text - generate linked text for part markings on different configurations controlled by design table, Jamie Kalb, YouTube, June 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Fluid Software STAR-CCM+ Adds Solid Mechanics - CFD, FEA solvers will be fully integrated within STAR-CCM+ platform, erosion model for discrete elements modeling, adjoint solver for coupled solid energy have been added, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 26, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles, FEA articles)

The Social Impact of Reverse Engineering Mesh Data - coupled with 3D printer, reverse engineering technology can allow people to recreate product for illegal purposes, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 25, 2015 (more reverse engineering articles)

KeyShot Quick Tip: Fade Animation - create fade animation to show, hide parts or transition part opacity, YouTube, June 24, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

Bluebeam Revu Tips: Estimating Wall Area - generate custom wall tools for common wall heights, reuse tools without entering depth field each time, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, June 24, 2015 (more Revu articles, PDF articles)

Manage Your Attributes in ArchiCAD - visit attribute manager to find tabs related to attributes within open ArchiCAD file, organize attributes to save them out of file so that they can be used in other files, Ken Good, Cadimage, June 26, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk: 'Never Has the Ability to Create a Physical Product Been So Accessible to Everyone' - talk with Andrew Anagnost of Autodesk about new technologies changing design, manufacturing, factors driving fundamental changes, Trista Bridges, Rude Baguette, May 29, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Updates Fusion 360 with Distributed Design - 2 or more people can now work on same project at same time, improved visibility of sketch lines, new dimensioning capabilities, associativity in 2D drawing, includes 3D printing utility based on Spark standard, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 25, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Reuse Electromechanical Project in AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - sync projects existing in AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor, copy AutoCAD Electrical project, Inventor assembly files, corresponding shared folder files to any new location, open copied project in AutoCAD Electrical to validate electromechanical link, Point-to-Point, June 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articlesInventor tutorials)

AutoCAD 2016 - Missing Command Line - open CUI tool, select current workspaces, expand pallets tree to look for command line, locate orientation option to set either top or bottom, Gus Petrikas, CADline, June 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips

Setting Navisworks Background Color - right-click over drawing area, select background, set either graduated or horizon background mode to change background style in Navisworks, Graham Riddleston, CADline, June 26, 2015 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015: Apply Superelevation to Corridors - tips to add superelevation values to horizontal alignment to affect creation of road channels in finished corridor, Graham Riddleston, CADline, June 26, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Updates, Big and Small - Inventor 2016 UI adds visualization changes, 3D printing environment, image based lighting styles, sketching, part interface, sheet metal, assembly, drawing, studio visualization, simulation, presentation, interoperability improvements, John Evans, AUGI Library, June 25, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Endless Loop When Using IsFileInActiveProject Inside OnFileResolution - apply flag variable to signal if OnFileResolution is called due to IsFileInActiveProject in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hide Unused Sections, Callouts, and Elevations - create new filter, visit filters tab to choose edit/new, set name of filter, check callouts, elevations, sections under categories before filtering by sheet name in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, June 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

BIM Essentials, Tip 1 - employ view templates to control graphic settings for plotted views, turn on/off linked model, override graphics for model category in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, June 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Best Practice Tips - set up levels first, apply grids to keep everything lined up in plan, position walls with location line in mind, align walls to grids, close unused views, delete or unload unused DWGs, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 24, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Sun Settings - employ SunSettings.TimeZone node to temporarily modify time zone, returns list of time, vectors if view's sun settings is not set as still solar study in Revit, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Rename Rooms by Area - apply Room.RenameByArea node found within BVN Dynamo package to collects all rooms in Revit project before establishing thresholds based on apartment type, Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey, June 21, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

3 Simple Steps to Reduce File Sizes of Imported Models in SOLIDWORKS - open imported assembly, save file as .SLDPRT, apply combine command to add all solids together to form single body, export file before re-importing, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, June 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Deform for Ergonomic Shapes - use deform tool for both surface to surface, body to body manipulation in SOLIDWORKS, Adam Hughes, YouTube, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Desktop 3D Printers for CAD Professionals - reviews of 3D Systems CubePro Trio, Flashforge Dreamer, Formlabs Form 1+; Formlabs Form 1+ offers outstanding print resolution, good speed, ease of installation, but expensive/cumbersome liquid resin process, no Wi-Fi support, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 25, 2015 (more rapid prototyping reviews)

Cadsoft to Ship Envisioneer v11 for BIM - Envisioneer v11 has hands-free authorization, touch screen computing compatibility, improved railing post insertion, simplified building location setup, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015 (more Envisioneer articles)

Synchronous and Associativity - using synchronous spline curves to drive Bluesurf in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 24, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Are You Still Using Offline Tactics to Capture an Online Audience? The Higher Education Example - grad programs are pitching online services to engineers, online master's programs are struggling in recruitment, tips to brand online education program to new target market, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, June 25, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Using the Previous Solution Operator in Transient Modeling - implementing previous solution operator in COMSOL Multiphysics, keeping track of maximum temperature, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, June 25, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Overview on Bentley Connection Event Chennai, India - Carey Mann of Bentley Systems introduced CONNECT Edition's common environment for comprehensive project delivery, Sachin Nalawade, Daily CADCAM, June 16, 2015 (more MicroStation articles)

Item Object: Master Property - utility of item's DMS ID, workspace ID, owner, additional user owners, additional group owners, visit users page before clicking on user’s name to obtain hidden user ID in PLM 360, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 24, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Fusion 360 Primitives: An Introduction for Autodesk Inventor Users - similarities, differences between creating primitives in Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, Anthony Dull, YouTube, June 25, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

6 External Tools that Came with AutoCAD Installation - digital signature tool to digitally sign multiple drawings, batch process drawings with batch standard checker, license transfer utility to transfer license from current PC to other, reference manager to resolve XREF path, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Change Drawing from Using Inches to Yards - open original, new drawing to set insertion units to inches, yards, insert drawing that uses inches into one that uses yards in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Add the NWCOUT Function to the AutoCAD Ribbon - open CUI dialog box, click new command under command list header, set command properties, visit 'export to DWF/PDF' panel to locate newly created command in command list, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Customizing Tool Tips in Plant 3D - invoke CUI command, locate rollover tooltips section under main CUI, navigate to each class to check if desired properties appear in tooltips, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, June 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - A Complete Bill of Materials - select reports ribbon tab option followed by panel to include all report items in both schematic, panel drawings, Miles Nicholson, CADline, June 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Exporting DWGs from Revit: Exploring Options and Overrides - visit override dialog box to change cut layer name, color of wall pattern, export sections to dwg from MEP file while referring to export layer options, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

Controlling Points in XREFs - copy existing description key set, visit description key editor to create new key for every point, edit key properties to set search order before applying keys to appropriate point group in Civil 3D, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, June 25, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Corridor Cul-de-sac Troubleshooting - have center alignment run through entire cul-de-sac to show finished grade surface of CDS in profile in Civil 3D, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, June 24, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Dirty Little Workaround Alert: Auto-Numbering Parking Tags - set mode on, open parking stall family to change category to door, window, turn off mode to edit family, change category, place stalls before re-loading family into Revit project, Vicky Browne, bimblog, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Circle Glazed Roof the Easy Way - ensure that outer ring is slope defining, number of panels double number of grid 1 pattern in Revit, Vicky Browne, bimblog, June 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Stumped by Nested Family Schedules? - visit any view in family editor, share nested component to schedule before it is nested into combined family in Revit, Vicky Browne, bimblog, May 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Pocket NC - 5 Axis Desktop CNC Mill - pocket NC can mill in conventional X, Y axes while cutter runs up, down in Z axis, rotation around X, Y axes allow for 4th, 5th cutting directions, Tom Spendlove, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015 (more CAM articles)

HyperMill 2015 - Focus on Probing and Process Control - new 5-axis helical drilling, 'print box' function to help when creating manufacturing plans, 'informative process control' feature to create measuring data for individual component geometries, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 24, 2015 (more CAM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Costing, an In Depth Review, Pt 2: How Costing Works - costing uses templates to define recognition program, adjust values to calculate cost, customize templates to add estimated costs for labor, machining, materials, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, June 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS reviews)

SOLIDWORKS Costing, an In Depth Review, Pt 3: Options - visit costing task pane to open costing dialog box, click costing options to streamline costing process, visit defaults tab to access costing defaults, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, June 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS reviews)

Sketch Picture Using AutoTrace - select sketch picture option, open picture file, visit sketch picture property manager to resize, position, change transparency of image, apply section tools, adjustment settings to enhance image in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Software, Pt 1 - tips to use toolbar, design tree, view tools, save, share project, Dimos Siagoulis, Javelin Technologies, June 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Numeric Sketch Input Can Save You Time - dimensioning feature in SOLIDWORKS allows user to specify dimensions while creating sketch entities, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, June 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Proactive Power of Surveying Your Users - gather information from users regarding potential problems, ask them about solutions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 23, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Siemens Automation Summit: Big Data is a Big Goal - many of customers sessions focused on implementing Siemens automation technologies in existing facilities, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 24, 2015 (more MCAD articles, CAD show articles)

Arcam's Q10 EBM Printer Answers the Need for Customized Metal Implants - Q10 uses electron beam melting process to build parts, layer by layer, from metal powder, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mentor Graphics Beats Synopsys in Court, Raises Patent Questions - problem might be with recent changes in patent law that force companies to publicly disclosure their IP after 18 months of filing international patents, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 22, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

2 New Products in GRAITEC's Advance 2016 Suite Release - steel fabrication management information system to help manage fabrication process; Advance PowerPack for Revit offers tools for more efficient modeling, controlling annotations, dimensions, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015 (more civil engineering articles, Revit articles)

Fitting Measured Data to Different Hyperelastic Material Models - stress vs principal stretch for incompressible hyperelastic material models, curve fitting in COMSOL Multiphysics using optimization interface, Chandan Kumar, COMSOL Blog, June 24, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

8 Productivity Tools CAD Teams Need to Try Now - GrabCAD Workbench, Sketchfab, TurboViewer X, Mechanical Engineer iOS app, MetaCalculator, 3DxBlog, June 22, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Progman Oy to Provide Sweco with MagiCAD - among largest consulting engineering companies in Europe, Sweco will use MagiCAD software, services, including training, support from Progman Oy, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Collate in Schedule: Invert Wall Direction - walls belonging to doors should go in same direction in order to collating door or window in schedule in ArchiCAD, Cadimage, June 24, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

ACA's Update Variety Pack - Styles Browser can import styles, add objects with selected styles, status bar can now automatically wrap onto 2 rows, new rendering engine, enhanced revision cloud tool, section objects in AutoCAD Architecture 2016, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Learn to Create Realistic Shaders, Pt 1 - creating materials, shaders for control panel using 3ds Max 2013, V-Ray, Luciano Iurino, 3D Total, June 24, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Command Line Stuck in Upper-Left Corner of Screen - workaround is resetting Autodesk Windows profile, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 23, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Annotating Ramps - use face-based family to generate spot slope in plan, creating rotatable spot slope in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, June 24, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo, Centroid & Volume Calculation Migration Blitz - graphically displaying centre of gravity using Dynamo, finding orientation of welded pipe outlets, setting change type for DMU AddTrigger in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Reading Loss Methods Available on Revit MEP - getLossMethods function reads ExternalServer that holds information, creates list of names, guids of each loss method available, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, June 24, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: String Your Bow - Nonlinear Iterative Results - go to 'study properties,' check 'view iterative results' checkbox to enable preview, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

ABS Snap Fit Non-Linear Static Study - designing mounting clip that holds dehumidifying rod firm, in place using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium nonlinear analysis, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, June 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Splitting a Face - apply fixtures or external loads to section of face using 'create sketch' command on split tab, YouTube, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Basic User Mechanics - do's, don'ts to clicking, use of escape key, undo/redo buttons, Adam Hughes of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Here's How HP's 3D Onramp-Offramp System Works - HP's Sprout consists of scanner for input, software, hardware for processing scan; Q&A with HP about scanning technology, plans to create larger scanners, partnering with Dremel for 3D printing, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, June 22, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Dassault Systemes and Singapore Team Up to Create 3D Model of an Entire Country - virtual Singapore will be platform for input of static, dynamic city data, information, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 23, 2015 (more civil engineering articles)

Assemble Systems Announces New Academic Program for AEC - Assemble to offer free software licenses to qualifying students, instructors to help bridge gap between classroom lectures, real-life implementation in field, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015 (more AEC articles, Jobs and Careers articles)

5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Grid Generator - how well preprocessor fits into design, analysis process, handles dirty geometry, how automated is meshing process, Travis Carrigan, Another Fine Mesh, June 22, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Saharan Ants Control Electromagnetic Waves - reason of ants to remain cool in warmest climate could lead to development of flat optical components with excellent cooling properties, Ilan Mester, ENGINEERING.com, June 23, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Sorting in Sheet Set Manager Model Tool: AutoCAD Platform Tools - drawings, folders on model tab don't sort alphabetically, when sheet set file or drawings are saved on 'non-Microsoft' server, Kevin Spear, Synergis, June 18, 2015 (more AutoCAD Sheet Sets tutorials)

ACA/AMEP: Adding Toolbars and Menus to the Workspace - open CUI dialog box in AutoCAD Architectural/MEP, click on transfer tab to find, open acad.cuix file, expand, select all toolbars to copy them before pasting in main customization file, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Civil 3D 2015 - Display Sliced Solids of Pipe Networks in Section - select structure, structure style, choose display method to show percentage of structure visible per cross-section, Graham Riddleston, CADline, June 22, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2015 - Notification of Changes in Horizontal Alignment - hover over symbol to view change notification, check if this element is still valid, turn off warning symbols from profile contextual menu once vertical adjustments are made, Graham Riddleston, CADline, June 22, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Turning 2D Flat Geometry Into 3D - create new part in Inventor 2016, select import located under 3D model/create ribbon section, select work planes to place 2D drawing, reorient drawing if inserted in wrong orientation, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, June 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Ground Parts of Assemblies - right-click to select required parts/assemblies, select ground to turn ground command on/off, view attached parts nicely in Inventor, Alex Kaplan, Cadalyst, June 22, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Learn Inventor HSM - Basic, Pt 3 - application of spot drilling tool to machine Inventor HSM parts, Lars Christensen, YouTube, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Learn Inventor HSM - Basic, Pt 4 - tips to finish machining, flip over machined part before setting simulation, Lars Christensen, YouTube, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Update Install Issues on Windows Server - start Revit 2015 UR installer, click ok when Windows script host error comes up, run msp, msi files one at time from Revit_2015_ UR#\Patches directory, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 22, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Where Can I Download Revit Extensions 2016? - open Windows application manager from Windows start menu, check updates tab for available updates, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 22, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit is for Residential Architecture Too - compares capabilities of Revit with AutoCAD, states usefulness of Revit for creating construction documents that truly reflect building design, impact of Revit 3D model to home buyers, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, June 22, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit Categories and Classification Systems - employ assembly code, description parameters to link any Revit type to existing classification system, visit assembly code interface to load classification system in Revit, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, June 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: NewExtrusion Throws ArgumentException: One of the Conditions for the Inputs was Not Satisfied - situation is caused if rectangle profile, plane normal sketch plane is not perpendicular in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, June 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The New SOLIDWORKS Treehouse Tool - standalone application comes with intuitive interface, allows arranging assemblies, parts, drawings, import, edit existing assemblies, creates new configurations, exports to SOLIDWORKS documents, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Costing, an In Depth Review, Pt 1 - Overview - tool is enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2015 to include sheet metal, machining, multi-body, plastic molded, 3D printed, casted parts, weldments, driven by series of templates tool estimates part costs, produces quotes, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS reviews)

Determine Part Warpage and Cooling Effects Accurately with SOLIDWORKS Plastics - specify mold dimensions, cooling lines, define cooling process parameters before running analysis, viewing results in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Souders, CADD Edge, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Setting Up the Microsoft SQL Maintenance Plan - check if SQL Server Agent service is running, select maintenance plan wizard command in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to perform database backups, schedule job before listing backup database tasks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Perform a Telnet Test - set up telnet test to determine if issue is related to network communication or is linked to particular SOLIDWORKS product, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Cloud-Based 3D Printed Part Stress Analysis Available - Scan&Solve Rhino3D plug-in allows user to specify materials, restraints loads, simulate stress on object, ENGINEERING.com, June 22, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, cloud articles)

Theorem Solutions Bring 3D PDFs to NX - Publish 3D v18 offers multi-template PUBLISH mechanism, enhanced wireframe support, added controls for lighting, rendering, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 22, 2015 (more PDF articles, NX articles)

Under the Hood: How Collaboration Works in Onshape - understanding microversion, branching, merging, Ilya Baran, Onshape, June 22, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

5 Tips to Boost Performance of AutoCAD - disable startup programs, services, remove software or files that are unused, change Windows theme to basic, apply ready boost to speed up system, update software with latest service pack, hot-fixes, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, June 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Tip - Scale Objects with a Reference - invoke SCALE command, pick base point of block object, apply reference option to specify new length of block, link object(s) on screen with another, Lynn Allen, YouTube, June 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Hey AutoCAD: Who's Line is it Anyway? - start new drawing to add standard linetypes, load linetypes of existing drawing, review drawing file, linetype properties to determine suitable replacement before loading, configuring CAD standards checker to compare standards file, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, June 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips

Update: Convert Text to Mtext and Back - invoke TXT2MTXT express tools command to convert single-line text to Mtext, select text objects first to execute command without further input, apply copy, paste technique to convert Mtext to single-line text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD text tutorials)

AutoCAD 2016 - Exclamation Marks Near Dimensions - click on exclamation mark, choose re-associate to reinsert dimension in AutoCAD, Gus Petrikas, CADline, June 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Increasing InfraWorks Features - project management feature to address data shortcut management issues, coordinate geometry editor, point cloud surface extraction extension, easy creation of AutoCAD 3D solids, data translator, data exchange with InfraWorks, Shawn Herring, AUGI Library, June 19, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Change Project Name in AutoCAD Plant 3D or P&ID 2013 - visit project manager to create new project with correct name, copy settings from original project, apply copy file to project command to copy drawings from original project to new project, Andy Davis, CADline, June 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Selected Point on Solid During Entity Selection - create ray along viewing direction that is used to find intersection points of solid in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting Points of Tangency to a Circle - set up sketch constraints as done with Inventor UI, apply SketchLine.Geometry to retrieve geometry from tangent lines in Inventor, Balaji Ramamoorthy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 19, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Find the Centre/Centroid of Any Face in Autodesk Inventor - create sketch, right click, choose loop select, pick any face to set center point/centroid in Inventor, YouTube, June 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Change Lots of Model Properties at Once in Autodesk Inventor - visit bill of materials option located under manage tab to manipulate properties of multiple parts in Inventor, YouTube, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Modeling Laser-Material Interactions in COMSOL Multiphysics - manually setting up surface heat load, modeling heat transfer, convection, reradiation within, around materials, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, June 22, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

NWED 2015 - Four Epic Engineers and Their Very Different Jobs - on National Women in Engineering Day, talk with current engineers about their roles, what inspired them to take up design, engineering as career, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 23, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Online Master's Degree in Big Data Analytics for IoT - Pennsylvania State University will start admission in spring 2016 for data analytics program; curriculum will cover data management technologies, predictive, prescriptive, descriptive analytics, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 22, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles, cloud articles)

Simpler Automatic Transmission Technology with Spheres - Nuvinci transmission system uses set of rotating balls between input, output discs, James Anderton, ENGINEERING.com, June 22, 2015 (more engineering articles)

How to Make Your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Studies Even More Accurate - set time curves to create on-off, fully reversed loading event, or any complex curve of force application, set material properties options, customize time steps to generate study, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, June 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Update Standard Views in SOLIDWORKS to Get the View You Need - open view orientation box, click 'update standard views' button, tap on standard view to be updated with current view in SOLIDWORKS, John Hall, CADD Edge, June 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Search Previous Versions Variable - option searches each version of file to locate string, sets same variable value of initial version of copy as original file once files are copied, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

ST8: Bluesurf - use 'Insert Sketch' step to add another cross section to Bluesurf, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 19, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SketchUp Toolbar Series: Move - 'click to start, click to stop' method, preselect object with selection arrow when using move tool, right click in blank area of screen to clear selection, YouTube, June 15, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

4 Contemplative Takeaways from Liveworx - ThingWorx includes capabilities to stream data from product to database in cloud; ROI for Smart Connected Products (SCP) enabled by IoT is non-standard, Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights, June 16, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

Q&A: AVEVA, Revenue Recognition and More - revenue sources, PDMS vs AutoCAD: choice depends completely on use case, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 18, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

MSC Apex Promises to Change How You Do Simulation. But Is It Right for You? - MSC Apex rapidly prepares analysis model, incrementally solves parts, assemblies for faster run times, results visualization, Bruce Jenkins, ENGINEERING.com, June 19, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

ANSYS Moves Into Big Data and IoT - announced merger with Gear Design Solutions targets big data analysis associated with semiconductor, electronic system designs, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 19, 2015 (more ANSYS articles, cloud articles)

How to Find Your Dream Employer for Your Dream Job in Engineering - figure out existing opportunities with selected employers, learn about online tools to simplify this process, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 19, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

How Virtual Reality Can Improve Online Learning - Pennsylvania State University students are developing technology to use immersive virtual reality tools like Oculus Rift into online teaching, Ilan Mester, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2015 (more virtual reality articles)

Shining a Light on AutoCAD DIMs - invoke DIMSPACE command to adjust spacing between dimensions by setting gap distance between stacked dimensions or making them appear in line, DIMROTATED creates dimension that is neither aligned nor linear, Scott Wilcox, CAD Setter Out, June 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Enhanced AutoCAD Drawing Clean-Up Utility - Drawing Purge - DWG-PURGE command cleans unused AutoCAD elements in addition to all DGN unreferenced LineTypes, annotation scales, DWG-PURGE-BATCH purges multiple drawings without opening DWG files, Dennis Collin, CADline, June 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

Find and Replace Does Not Find Stacked Fractions in AutoCAD - enter APPLOAD command in AutoCAD, load superstr.lsp file, invoke SUPERSTR command, select stacked fractions before entering old, new string, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 18, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Custom Python Scripts for AutoCAD Plant 3D, Pt 2 - generate import, metadata, actual shape sections of script, optionally create functions for shape generation, David Wolfe, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Roundabouts Made Easy in Autodesk InfraWorks 360 - create intersection with design road, click intersection, 'convert to roundabout' to convert design road into geometrically accurate roundabout, check enhanced drainage design layout, abutment modeling bridge design, terrain handling features to improve workflow, Mark Burgess, BIM on the Rocks, June 16, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Infraworks 360 - Ideal for Planners and Concept Designs - customizable with style palette, style rules, scripting, can import most types of data, create terrain, drape raster images, buildings, roads, drainage, has basic library, James Holloway, CADPro Systems, June 16, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Coordinate Tracker vs Track Coordinates - How to Track XYZ in Civil3D - invoke SHOWCT command to open coordinate tracker palette, MAPTRACKCS command to display 'track coordinates' that surveys GIS functions in Map, hover over panel title to change formatting of coordinates, CADforum, June 19, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Learn Inventor HSM - Basic, Pt 1 - tips to machine parts in Inventor HSM, Lars Christensen, YouTube, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Learn Inventor HSM - Basic, Pt 2 - click on 2D adaptive clearing to create roughing operation that uses more optimized toolpath to avoid abrupt direction changes, Lars Christensen, YouTube, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Compressible Adaptive Curved Spring in Autodesk Inventor - tips to model adaptive curved spring/coil using freely available sample files in Inventor, YouTube, June 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Bend a Part in Autodesk Inventor - invoke bend part command to bend parts in Inventor, YouTube, May 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Create and Add Custom Wall Reveal Profiles - open project, create new family, open profile-reveal.rft, draw custom profile that will cut into wall, load family into project, switch to elevation/3D view before adding new wall reveal in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Export DWG Files from Revit - define optimal export settings as standards in Revit project, define AutoCAD template file with custom blocks, fine-tune AutoCAD template file with Revit export settings before applying export settings to project, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Quick Tip - View Renumbering - go to 'view properties' of drafting view, look for detail number, set high value if view number is not required for that view in Revit, Jason Kunkel, RVIT, June 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

AMUG 2015 - How the Professionals Work - showcased most cutting-edge applications of 3D printing, glimpse of Carbon3D beta printer, printing with metals, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 19, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Tough Hydrogel Developed for 3D Printing - new 3D printing technique developed at MIT can produce tough hydrogels that can encapsulate living cells, medications, Rapid Ready Tech, June 19, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Google's Project Soli Could Completely Change 3D Modeling - Project Soli consists of small chip with gesture control sensor to control devices without actually touching them, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 18, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Adding EPDM License(s) to an Existing SolidNetWork License Manager - ensure that SolidNetWork License Manager software release year matches EPDM software release year, click on SolidNetWork License Manager to modify installation, click 'install' on license information screen before activating/reactivating software license, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Preparing for SOLIDWORKS Electrical Installation - download installation media, determine SQL server, collaborative server, data, application to be installed, check if hardware/software requirements are met before installing SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Ashley Cheney, CADimensions Blog, June 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

6 Easy Steps to Create SOLIDWORKS Library Features From Scratch - model feature single time, rename important dimensions to logical names to make part user friendly, change color of actual features, navigate to folder in design library to store new library feature, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, June 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Update Toolbox Using Excel in SOLIDWORKS - populate or update part number, description, comment properties for Toolbox components using Excel, YouTube, June 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

solidThinking Inspire 2015: More Options, Better Speeds, and New UI Prove Highlights - new speed/accuracy option to do faster runs to test loads, 'G loads' can now be added to model through model browser, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 18, 2015 (more solidThinking articles)

NSF Funds $2 Million Skunk Works to Improve STEM Education - Purdue University has created independent engineering education 'Skunk Works' as part of Nation Science Foundation effort to improve mechanical engineering education at universities in United States, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Can Your CAM Software Mirror Entire Machining Projects? - PowerMILL 2016 to mirror complete machining projects in one operation, while automatically maintaining machining characteristics, David Heller, ENGINEERING.com, June 15, 2015 (more PowerMILL articles, CAM articles)

Simulation Tools for Solving Wave Electromagnetics Problems - governing equation for modeling frequency domain wave electromagnetics problems in COMSOL Multiphysics, options for modifying governing equations, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, June 18, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

HxGN Live: Where Software, Data, Sensors Meet - presentations were focused on how to create, manage, use data more effectively, brief business overview, announced entry to BIM market, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 16, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

The Role of Marketing in Complex Solution Sales: Using PLM as an Example - sales teams are excellent at managing large complex opportunities, marketing helps prospects identify themselves, creates awareness among decision makers, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Autodesk AEC Summit: 2016 Release and Upcoming Products - upcoming products: BIM 360 Scheduling, Building Ops, Urban Canvas; Autodesk will continue moving towards subscription model instead of perpetual licensing, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 17, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Autodesk Gives Architosh Exclusive Peak at Dynamo Studio Running on Mac - Autodesk has developed Dynamo core library in C++ that can run anywhere; Dynamo is now based on engine behind Fusion, Inventor, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 18, 2015 (more Revit articles, Mac articles)

Introducing AutoCAD 2016 - file tab is renamed start, layout tabs can be dragged/dropped to different places, revision cloud is now created with rectangular, polygonal, freehand methods, enhanced editing tools, reference controls, output options, rendering UI replaces Mental Ray, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, June 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD reviews)

How to Get Default Drawing Format - API code to obtain relevant dwg, mReleaseVersions in AutoCAD, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 18, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Civil 3D Point Labels for Manholes with Multiple Pipes - set expression for component text height to eliminate need for multiple point label styles, point groups to address manholes with 2, 3 or 4 connecting pipes, Daniel Armstrong, Ideate, June 17, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2016 - Positional Representations in Assemblies and Drawings - open assembly, expand representation folder, right-click position representation, click new, activate new PosRep before moving components, drive or modify constraints in assembly, Gus Petrikas, CADline, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2016: iLogic - Ring with Concentric Grooves Example - create sketch with single groove, set rectangular pattern, form user parameter before applying iLogic rule to control quantity of sketch blocks in sketch pattern, Luke Davenport, CADline, June 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

GetIsoCurve - invoke function that goes along UDirection parameter of face to create WorkPoints, forms circle based on what GetIsoCurve returns in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 17, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Spot Elevations on a Curved Surface - create circular sweep embedded into face of face-based family, adjust diameter of sweep, form larger model line within family if actual family is tiny in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, June 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Detail Item and Reference Plane Settings - assign intersection of left, front reference planes to define origin parameter so that corner is origin of family, change 'X' symbolic lines to use IsReference setting in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, June 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Takes Off with 3D Printed Parts from Windform Materials - Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH has 3D-printed parts from Windform materials: airframe structure, air guide cooling system, tail unit, main battery connection, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How CloudDDM is Putting Speed and Automation into 3D Printing - CloudDDM is independent of any other 3D printer manufacturer, positioned to produce parts over more hours per day, ship parts faster, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 18, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Drawing Zone Lines in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - ensure that border carries vertical, horizontal splits, visit view menu to turn on zone lines, select zone tag editor to associate text around border with defined columns specified, Innova Systems, June 18, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Serial Number will not Increment When Using Template - avoid conflict when both data card, template tries to generate same serial number by setting file or folder control to text instead of serial number, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 18, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Enterprise PDM Collect Support Information - start EPDM tool, log into vault, launch wizard, select all options on 'collect logs and settings' screen before specifying name of information file, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, June 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Multi-Level Terminals - generate multi-level terminal that can be used in electrical schematic diagram using SOLIDWORKS Electrical, John Lieber, YouTube, June 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Quickly Copy and Email SOLIDWORKS Files - ' Pack and Go' utility allows user to copy parts, assemblies, drawings, design tables, design binder files together into folder or zip file, use 'save to zip file' option when emailing copied files, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printed Injection Molds: A Series - printed injection molding tool is installed on injection molding machine, plastic part is injected using actual production material, Derek Ellis, CATI Tech Notes, June 16, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Demystifying Cloud Services - 3 main service categories: infrastructure as a service, platform as service, software as a service; types of services that can be delivered using various flavors of cloud: public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, virtual private cloud, Christa Prokos, PTC Blog, June 7, 2015 (more cloud articles)

Conversational CNC OD Taper Wizard for Lathes in G-Wizard Editor - Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 16, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Easy 5 Axis CNC Machining - making 5 axis machining easy with Inventor HSM, YouTube, June 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials, CAM articles)

A Vectorworks Goody Bag - at Vectorworks Design Summit, CTO Biplab Sarkar outlined some suggestions that will be available to users: visual scripting, energy analysis, project sharing, sub-division surfaces, CAD User, May 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

Sustainable Building Design - Wind Analysis in BIM - external airflow analysis helps understand how mass, orientation of building can be used to minimize unwanted 'canyoning' effects; internal airflow analysis allows experts to get measure of expected airflow rate, temperature within building, Bhushan Avsatthi, Architosh, June 16, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Surface Painter Palette - paint surfaces directly in 3D window, change model surfaces in 3D window, 'drag-and-drop' building model surfaces, edit them in 3D in ArchiCAD, Mary Moscarello Gutierrez, Graphisoft, June 17, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

ArchiCAD 19 New Features: Snap Guides for Marked Snap Reference Lines - temporary snap guides when marked straight line segment or straight edge in element contains snap reference, YouTube, June 12, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

ArchiCAD 19 New Features - Implicit Marking of Snap References - reasons for implicitly considering points, edges of elements to mark snap references in ArchiCAD 19, YouTube, June 12, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Civil 3D: Changing Default Project Template Location - enter regedit in search dialog box, open registry editor to navigate to Civil 3D AEC directories, set value of ProjTemplateDir key to desired location, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 16, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Running Custom .NET Code in the Cloud Using AutoCAD I/O, Pt 4 - employ code to create WorkItem with some dummy parameters, check existence of activity before submitting WorkItem activity, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2016: iLogic - Using Global Variables - type 'Class ThisRule' at start of rule, declare any global variable so that it is accessible in all sub-routines without having to send it explicitly to each sub-routine in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, June 17, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updating Plugins - open Autodesk ApplicationPlugins folder, locate plugin to be modified, check steps to load plugin in PackageContents.xml file, modify SeriesMax, or SeriesMin value to change version plugin loads into, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, June 16, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

DynaWorks - create Navisworks file, prepare clash detections, load resulting NWF file in Dynaworks definition, implement tweaks to initial definition to apply dynamic clash detection, update Navisworks file, Revit model, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, June 6, 2015 (more Revit tutorialsNavisworks articles)

CNC Direct - Export Wall Parts to DXF and SAT - change API assembly references, .NET framework version from 4.0 to 4.5, update copyright message, version information assembly properties defined in AssemblyInfo.cs, compile errors to migrate ExportCncFab from Revit 2014 to 2015, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

A Guide to Successful 3D Printing - designing helmet mounting system using Onshape; exploring common items in 3D printer: build chamber volume, actual printing medium, way for resin to escape, Michael LaFleche, Onshape, June 17, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Onshape: Future of CAD or Future of PLM? - Onshape declares itself as future of CAD but with its underlying technology, it may be positioned as future of PLM, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, June 16, 2015 (more Onshape articles, PLM articles)

Conceptual Design Inspired by Bone Growth - solidThinking Inspire is based on human bone growth algorithms; using Inspire to create near optimal concept, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 17, 2015 (more solidThinking articles)

Improvements to Inspire 2015, the FEA-Based Concept Creation Tool - new fastener/joint tool, ability to define various G-loads that concept design will experience, use of tabs to ribbon-based UI, improved solid geometry CAD file export, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 17, 2015 (more solidThinking articles)

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Modify Sketch - visit sketch tools option, enter translate value, move sketch in graphics area using pointer, click on end points or center of black origin to display flip symbols, Josh Altergott, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Rebuilds: Ctrl+B vs Ctrl+Q - keyboard shortcut ctrl+B rebuilds only features that changed since last save, pressing ctrl+Q allows advance rebuild by checking all features in model, rebuilds entire part file along with features, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, June 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Reduce the Number of Faces in a SOLIDWORKS Model - apply fit spline tool to convert chain or loop of sketch entities into single spline, consider dimensioning restrictions that limits adding exact dimensions of fit spline within 2D drawing, Jake Gosling, CADtek Blog, June 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using the Modify Configurations Table in SOLIDWORKS - launch modify configurations table, create new configurations directly in table, close dialog after saving table view to view all configurations with individual settings, values, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Fully Defining Sketches in SOLIDWORKS - apply undo button to return sketch to normal if sketch is broken, identify undefined sketch entities by ensuring that sketch points are displayed in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor, May 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Erroneous Duplicate File Warning - file that is saved or copied to local vault view remains in private state until file is checked in, action gets blocked when another user tries to access file in private state with same name, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Will the IoT Benefit the Design Process? - 'digital twin' concept: ThingWorx helps user monitor sensors' real-world output using data, then pushes live data to Creo session, creating digital twin, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 16, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

Review: Eurocom P5 Mobile Workstation - 15.3" display, Onkyo sound system, great performance offsets total cost of system, available in multiple forms: for gaming, professional graphics work, server duty, Robert Dow, Graphic Speak, June 15, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

Siemens PLM CONX Ties Together Users, Systems and Products - CEO Chuck Grindstaff talked about need of shorter innovation cycles, importance of digitalization, 4 basic themes Siemens PLM team is working on, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 15, 2015 (more Solid Edge articles)

How Do I Compute Lift and Drag? - defining lift, drag, computing it using total stress on Ahmed body, correction for angle of attack using COMSOL Multiphysics, Peter Lyu, COMSOL Blog, June 16, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Tech Tip: Import/Export with Onshape - Onshape can import Parasolid, ACIS, STEP, IGES, CATIA v5, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, Creo, JT file types to Part Studios, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, June 3, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

How to Name Things in ArchiCAD - consider reason for being named, name showing up in schedule or label, clarity of names, considering how much of name will user see in drop down menus, dialog boxes, Jared Banks, Graphisoft, June 16, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

3D CAD is Saving Time and Resources in the Entire Design Process - 3D digital designs are used for design validation, virtual simulation/testing, CNC machining, 3D printing; digital design also speeds up marketing development process, Design News, June 16, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Concept Laser M3 Linear - build envelope: 350x350x300 mm, provides comparative better layer thickness, axis resolution, easy-to-use LaserCUSING technology builds metal components layer by layer, can develop customer-specific materials, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 16, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

DIMASSOC: Keep Dimensions Dynamic - invoke DIMASSOC variable, set its value to 0, 1 or 2 to explode dimensions to lines, solids or texts, update position of adjusted dimensions, create dimension as single object in AutoCAD, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, June 16, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

AutoCAD - How to Remove Autodesk 360 - click on 'add or remove features' in control panel, uncheck Autodesk 360 for AutoCAD to update, open CUI window, select customize workspace, change Autodesk 360 show to 'no' to remove software, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 15, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AutoCAD tips)

Points from Alignment Using Civil 3D Surface Elevations - modify settings to give points unique description, apply divide or measure method to create points, form point group of points per unique description before elevating point in group to desired surface, Leo Lavayen, The Industry, June 16, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Running Custom .NET Code in the Cloud Using AutoCAD I/O, Pt 3 - code to prepare Autoloader manifest that creates activity, AppPackage in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2016 Representations: View, Position & Level of Detail - switch to LOD while modeling to make working with large assemblies easier, create new LOD, suppress components to reduce RAM, CPU usage, place 2 positions on each other to represent flexibility, Gus Petrikas, CADline, June 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Drawings - DWG vs IDW & AutoCAD - DWG format has taken over original IDW format as Inventor DWGs are easily assessable by native AutoCAD, partly read-only in AutoCAD, allows inserting DWG blocks, opens easily in AutoCAD, DWG TrueView, Clinton Brown, CADline, June 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Reattach Centerlines - open drawing with centerline errors, select edge priority, use shift right-click to pick blue dot associated with centerline issues, choose edge of part where centerline is added in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Visibility of 2D Lines - open view to be modified, ensure if edge priority is selected, pick line to be turned-off, choose visibility to show hidden lines in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add a Thread to 2D Drawing - open 2D drawing with threaded feature, visit display options tab, check thread feature option to add lines in view before including thread note in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Success by 1,000 Fixes - new functionalities in Revit 2016: section box tool, faster search, performance setting for calculations, navigation allowed during redraw, schedule improvements, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, June 15, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit Parameters Demystified - decide on whether new parameter would be strictly family parameter or shared parameter when adding family parameters, then check if parameter is type/instance parameter before loading family into project, Kimberly Fuhrman, CAD Panacea, June 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: How to Create Revision Cloud? - apply RevisionCloud.RevisionId property, revision id to generate revision cloud in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, June 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Splitting Attribute Data - employ multiple attribute command within symbol editor to split electrical attribute into multiple lines, open manufacturer part properties to edit necessary information before updating symbol in project, Justin Flett, Javelin Technologies, June 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Easy Search Tips in SOLIDWORKS EPDM - by default, EPDM search always search with * wildcard, search tool is not case sensitive, leaving fields blank searches for everything in selected part of vault, David Lefebvre, HRS Blog, June 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Projected Drawing Views in SOLIDWORKS - assume parent role of projected views instead of front view of assembly, left-click on top view to make it projected view, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Easy Way to Add a Part Number to Toolbox Components in SOLIDWORKS - select Toolbox part required, drag it into assembly, open properties to select size of part, click add button underneath part numbers before confirming, John Hall, CADD Edge, June 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

Power Surfacing RE Add-On Released for SOLIDWORKS - offers data crunching features, mesh cleanup, optimization tools, available for $2,495, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 17, 2015 (more engineering articles, SOLIDWORKS articles)

DOD Grants Suggest You Don't Need a Degree from a Top Tier STEM School - Department of Defense awarded 6 MURI grants to University of Maryland, which ranks 23rd in engineering, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 15, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Luxion Releases KeyShot 6 - ability to export multi-layer files, geometry splitting mode, KeyShotVR is now optimized for interior VRs, responsive website design, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 15, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

The Squirt Shape 3D Printer - a Moonshot Project - blend of polypropylene pellets are used to create proprietary material, machine can extrude layers up to 12mm wide, 3mm in height, Tom Spendlove, ENGINEERING.com, June 12, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D InterOp TranslationDriver for Multi-Threaded and GUI Applications - with proper encapsulation, one class can manage all translations, conversion can be done within boundaries of one and only one SPISystemInitGuard, Shad Reeves, Developer to Developer, Spatial.com, June 15, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Solid Edge Video Quick Tip - displaying custom file template under new tab in new dialog, Tushar Suradkar, Cadalyst, June 11, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Conversational CNC Radius Wizard for Lathes in G- Wizard Editor - Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 11, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Stabicad 10 Offers Enhancement to Common BIM Software - electro tag tool, Autodesk BDS 2016 support enhances performance with multi-core support, quickly visualizes installation concepts for all piping systems in Revit schematic views, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 16, 2015 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

Rhino - ArchiCAD Connection - importing single object, complex structure from Rhino to ArchiCAD, YouTube, June 2, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Spotlight on ArchiCAD 19 - Point Clouds - ability to read commonly used point-cloud file formats, create corresponding 3D geometry instantly, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 15, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Let Me Make You an AutoCAD Star - create circle with center point, radius, form 5-sided polygon, pick inscribed option to choose center point of circle for pentagon's center, connect 5 corner point of pentagon, delete pentagon to obtain star, Mark Sadler, CAD Setter Out, June 2015 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

AutoCAD 2016: System Variable Monitor - invoke SYSVARMONITOR command to open default list of system variables, apply transfer buttons to edit list, add/remove items from list, create backup to restore system in case of problem before editing registry, Justin Doughty, CADline, June 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Displaying Navisworks Windows - display saved viewports by selecting small arrow on save, load & playback panel, pick menu item in search & select panel to display selection tree, select Windows in view tab to check list of windows, Graham Riddleston, CADline, June 15, 2015 (more Navisworks articles)

InfraWorks: Roundabouts & Cul-De-Sacs with Style - create 3 road styles by making some modifications in existing style, apply 2 semi-cul-de-sacs each Y-connect cleanly into normal crown 3rd road, left/right styles when used for cul-de-sac situation, roundabout in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, The Industry, June 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Simplify Complex 3D Models During Import - import 3D model, data source configuration, simplify model of its original size for model performance in InfraWorks 360 web viewer, Markus Briglmeir, BIMagination, June 12, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Data Clip Boundaries in Civil 3D - select surface, visit surface properties, click definitions tab to apply all definitions in order they are displayed, import entire contents of CSV file that allows application of data clip boundary, Graham Riddleston, CADline, June 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Review: Autodesk Inventor 2016 - new start window offers search, filterable window into current projects, imported geometry tools allows maintaining link with originating data, greater control over freeform modeling with T-splines technology, supports 3D printing, sheet metal tools makes referencing easier, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 15, 2015 (more Inventor reviews)

Updating Custom Content to Autodesk Inventor 2016 from a Previous Version - open Inventor, choose projects to activate project, click configure libraries icon to identify libraries requiring migration, keep backup before updating libraries, visit content center panel to refresh current content, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 14, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Wall by Face, Pt 2: Creating a Slanted Wall Tool - set new angle parameter to change slope 'angle,' apply update to face to adjust wall, set formula to drive sweep inside profile family to control form by angle, height in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, June 12, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 - Rendering Engines - Raytracer's draft, medium seems to be more consistent, quality difference between draft renderings is much more noticeable in Raytracer than Mental Ray, but latter allows rendering before adjusting exposure, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, June 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Present Discuss Share and Collaborate Using Your BIM Models in Realtime, Globally and Instantly - inexpensive Revizto tool allows sharing 3D model via cloud, comes with collaboration features, bridges some gaps in current Autodesk interoperability scenario, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Pay-As-You Go Structural Simulation for Early Design: Sim4Design - cloud-based Sim4Design reduces barriers associated with adoption of CAE through ease-of-use, excellent solution for infrequent, on-demand analysis, for training occasional user, pre-paid usage model starts from $10, Sanjeev Pal, CADdigest.com, June 16, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, cloud articles)

Choosing the Right Simulation Table for the Design Job - hydraulic simulation table vs electric simulation table, Fons Hoeberichts, Design News, June 15, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Sweet Dreams with Diffusion Acoustics - understanding acoustic diffusion in COMSOL Multiphysics, strengths, weaknesses of it, Linus Andersson, COMSOL Blog, June 15, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Modifying a Section Line in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing - select edit cutting line option if section view is present in wrong location, change how section is created by adding jog, bend or offset to section in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Save SOLIDWORKS Assembly as a Part - select sldprt file type, choose among exterior faces, exterior components or all components in save as dialog to save assembly as part file that eliminates need for sending all reference files, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, June 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using SOLIDWORKS EPDM with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic or SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D Projects - set-up vault, local vault view before changing settings for project data, select link to PDM configuration from tools menu, check-in, list vault, accessible vault under vault name, specify SOLIDWORKS Electrical project sub-folder, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Using the SolidNetwork License Manager Options File with Enterprise PDM - launch SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork license manager program, click modify on server administration tab, pick option to activate/reactivate software license, edit/create options file before activating license, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS - Bump Mapping and Displacement Mapping in PhotoView 360 - tips to apply texture to model for purpose of rendering, Jonathan Armstrong, YouTube, June 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Designing Frames and Structures with Weldments - SOLIDWORKS weldments, application in industries, methodology, Ryan Navarro, YouTube, June 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Future of Designing Wearables Could Include Projecting CAD Directly onto Your Body - Tactum, done in collaboration with Autodesk Research, uses projection mapping, Microsoft Kinect cameras to allow users to see designs on their body in real-time, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, June 11, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, CAD development articles)

Prelude to NAFEMS World Congress 2015: Laying the Groundwork for the Era of 3D-Printed Projects - 3D printing forum will cover issues related to 3D printing materials, AM's influence on design process for lightweight structure, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 12, 2015 (more engineering articles, rapid prototyping articles)

ZWSOFT Adds TraceParts' Library to Its Arsenal - free, instant access to TraceParts' extensive online catalogs will increase productivity of ZWSOFT users, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 12, 2015 (more ZWCAD articles)

Tough New Biogel Structures Produced by 3D Printing - robust hydrogel implants can be 3D printed, which could be infused with cells, drugs, then placed in body, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, June 12, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Nurture Your Engineering Leads So They are Ready for Sales - running good lead nurturing campaign needs: right kind of content for each stage of process, standard work flow for prospect to follow, clear calls to action every step of way, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, June 11, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Tips & Tricks: Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software, Pt 2 - open Autodesk Virtual Agent, choose download links from 'get started' menu, select software, specific product from software line to be downloaded, pick 32/64 bit version, The Industry, June 12, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Running Custom .NET Code in the Cloud Using AutoCAD I/O, Pt 1 - employ AutoCAD I/O to power jigsawify.com website that is required to upload images, create custom, laser-cut jigsaw puzzles, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Running Custom .NET Code in the Cloud Using AutoCAD I/O, Pt 2 - modify CRX module to make it work with AutoCAD I/O, invoke JIGIO command to obtain input from JSON file, use additional engraving data to create set of solids for various pixels, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Custom Python Scripts for AutoCAD Plant 3D, Pt 1 - employ program to modify equipment packages, script files, visit key locations for developing, testing those files, David Wolfe, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Inventor Sketching, Constraint Inference Scope - turn on 'infer constraints,' select constraint to allow sketch infer sketch constraint from another sketch entities, turning on persist constraints allows placing inferred sketch constraint in Inventor, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Flipping Direction of a Hem Feature - create new hem feature by using HemDefinition from existing feature, apply another edge in process, set end of part for retrieving edges collection from hem feature in Inventor, Balaji Ramamoorthy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get COM Object Type Name Programmatically - employ TypeName built-in function in VBA, VB, VB.NET, declare ITypeInfo object or take advantage of VB.NET functionality by adding reference to Microsoft.VisualBasic assembly in C#, apply ITypeInfo interface in C++, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 11, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Bring in the Reinforcements and More - LCS widget in Revit Structure 2016 displays on both arc walls, curved beams in analytical mode, improved reinforcement features simplifies rebar in enlarged plan, allows placing rebar into various concrete elements, Kimberly Fuhrman, AUGI Library, June 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016: How to Borrow a Network License - visit '?' dropdown located in upper right hand corner of program, select 'about Autodesk Revit 2016' option, choose product license information, borrow license before picking date until when license is to be borrowed, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Using View Templates to Automatically Assign View Organization - visit view template to select type of view, set view organization, apply template to view, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 12, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Importing a Land.xml File into Revit 2015 - load site designer plug from subscription center, select site designer tab in Revit interface once installed, pick import LandXML tool, choose file to import before setting 'by survey point' positioning option, James Philip, CADline, June 12, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

How Many Model - link all separate building models into single model where all elevations is to be created, cut sections in Revit, Mathew Miller, Revittize, June 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Professional Networks to Find your Dream Career - find right people to learn from, uncover right keywords to help you along job discovery process, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 11, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Get CAE and FEA Fundamentals Through Online Education - Q&A with Brad Engholt of i GET IT about educational programs for simulation, certification program, access to information, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 12, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Solid Edge ST8 - feature recognition to find similar instances compared to specific selection, new pattern by table capabilities, ability to quickly find top-level assemblies in directory, to have multiple assemblies on single sheet, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 11, 2015 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 11 - hide dimensions in draft environment, display background sheet on sheet 1, move drawing views from one sheet to another, create template file in KeyShot to always render with same environment, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 12, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge - What's New in Solid Edge ST8, Pt 1 - 'like me' pattern recognition, improved assembly productivity, new design intent interface, intuitive heads up panel, more predictable geometry edits, YouTube, June 11, 2015 (more Solid Edge articles)

Transfer of Loads from Motion Analysis to FEA Study within Solid Edge - YouTube, June 11, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal: The Angle of This Bend Fell Outside the Bend Allowance/Deduction Table - add 135 degrees angle to gauge/bend table if table goes up to 90 degrees keeping bend outside boundaries, Christian Maldonado, CATI Tech Notes, June 12, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Simply Searching, Pt 2: Right-Click Searching in EPDM - navigate to shell folder once registry editor is open, create new key, generate additional key under this key, set default value of additional key to shortcut, Cody Pendzich, SolidNotes, June 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS: How to Change Your Background Appearance - visit colors tab, select plain to set viewport background color, gradient to set top/bottom gradient color or browse image file as background, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, June 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Where to Find the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Xpress Product Code - log in into My.SolidWorks account, collect, paste activation code in pop-up window within SOLIDWORKS to register, use Xpress products, Derek Welker, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Notes Library - expand design library folder, create, rename new folder to notes library, add new note to library, add annotation to notes library folder before dragging it into SOLIDWORKS drawing, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, June 12, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Foreshortened Dimensions on Section Views - employ model items to import desired diameter dimension into section view, press shift+drag to transfer it over to detail section view in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, June 12, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Inventor in Training - SOLIDWORKS user Ernesto Mosqueda talks about learning software, devices designed with SOLIDWORKS, designing a lightweight exoskeleton to help family member, Cyrena Respini-Irwin,Cadalyst, June 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles, CAD industry articles)

The Power of a Pre-Linked ArchiCAD Template, Pt 1: Viewpoints - pre-linked template allows easy adoption, consistency, automation, links project into sets of deliverables before model is created, relevance of viewpoint tools, navigator, organizer, stories, sections, elevations, worksheets, schedules, project indexes, lists, Link Ellis, AECbytes, June 10, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Review: BOXX Apexx 4 Performance Edition Workstation - powerhouse desk-side machine with liquid-cooled, overclocked, Intel Haswell Core i7 processor, top-end single-socket CPU, GPU, high-performance memory, box comes stuffed with virtually every cable but lacks in tool-less design, priced at $7,457, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, June 10, 2015 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

MeshGems Hex/Hybrid Meshing Technology Comes to MSC - MeshGems software allows creating meshes that works with various CAD, CAE applications, partnership adds automatic meshing of hexagonal, hybrid meshing in MSC portfolio, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 11, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Protecting Aircraft Composites from Lightning Strike Damage - application of COMSOL Multiphysics to evaluate thermal stress, displacement in protective coatings that undergoes temperature fluctuations associated with typical flight cycle, Jennifer Segui, COMSOL Blog, June 11, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Tech Tip: Secrets of the Shift Key in Onshape - allows selection of constraints, mate connectors, quickly generate models with precision, Darren Henry, Onshape, June 11, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Tips & Tricks: Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software, Pt 1 - sign into Autodesk account, click product to be installed, select install now, download now or browser download method to download small package to machine, install Autodesk download manager, download compressed copy of installation media, The Industry, June 11, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Identifying Layer Property Overrides for a Viewport - apply AcDbLayerTableRecord::hasAnyOverrides to check presence of any overrides for viewports in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Extracting Pattern, Text and Shapes Used in Linetypes - add AcDbShape to modelspace to create preview of embedded shape in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to: Show Existing and Proposed Conditions in a Section - create 2 code set styles, 2 assemblies to control/model existing, proposed look, conditions, form 2 corridors that uses exiting, proposed setup, single sample line group before generating section view grids in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, The Industry, June 10, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Draping a Bing Map Image Over a Civil 3D TIN Surface - create scene capture of desired area using third party software, else invoke PNGOUT, JPGOUT, TIFOUT commands to plot to raster format, insert image into drawing before clicking on drape image button, Kate Ming, Ideate, June 10, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 - reviews streamlined roadway geometry layout, profile optimization, intersection design, analysis tools, evaluates alternative designs, realistic visualization, Tyler Stewart, YouTube, June 10, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2016: iLogic - Slider for Part/Feature Color - create 4 parameters in part file, set values for them, create new iLogic form, add reflectivity parameters to form, set 'edit control type' for each parameters as slider, Luke Davenport, CADline, June 11, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

What Object Am I Getting? - debug into code to check if object type visible in watches window, else apply TypeName function to find name type of object in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 10, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hollow Section Sweep with Adaptive Profiles in Revit - create adaptive component profile that has single chain of lines/arcs, load profile into another adaptive/mass family, host profile on sweep, create form before hosting 2 or more profiles on same points, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, June 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Railings as Stair Treads - add single baluster per tread, remove all other railing components from family, modify baluster family to be tread before adjusting stair tread depth in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, June 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace, Pt 7 - open adaptive component placement.rfa family, Dynamo editor, update packages, reconnect Dynamo to geometry in family to set parameter node, family instance as element input in Revit, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, June 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Understanding Templates and Styles - template draft file is created based on individual drawing preferences, styles are stored in template, covers standard element types, style organizer allows coping style to/from external file to Solid Edge, Cadimage PLM, June 9, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Example of Mixing Synchronous and Ordered - example uses 3D sketch to simplify things instead of setting geometry as reference, draw lines using endpoint of vertical line as reference, move mounts synchronously to update bars in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 11, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to Change a Surface Color to Appear White in SOLIDWORKS - visit illumination tab, increase luminous intensity of face to make face appear true white instead of gray, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, June 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical IT Architecture - electrical application environments are categorized into standalone single user install, client-server install, application operational routines require regular backup, save as processes, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Adding to the Design Library SOLIDWORKS  - demonstrates electrode model in both pre move, post move positions before adding it into design library, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, June 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The CAD That Manufacturing Needs - pros and cons of history-based CAD, local features in history-free CAD, parametric modeling in history-free CAD, Dmitry Ushakov, upFront.eZine News, June 9, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Optimize Solids Cyclone Separation with Simulation - benefits of simulation, simulating vortex in ANSYS Fluent, accounting for particles in cyclone separator simulation, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 10, 2015 (more ANSYS articles, engineering analysis articles)

The Best 3D Scanner on the Market - Doesn't Exist - discussing factors that play important role in owning 3D imaging systems, Will Tompkinson, SPAR Point Group, Apr 2015 (more 3D scanning articles)

App: Studying a Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger's Dimensions - app is based on 2D axisymmetric model in which 2 rectangles are revolved to build pipes, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, June 10, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Demystifying CAD File Formats - native (proprietary) vs neutral file formats, pros, cons of neutral file formats, critical issues for CAD file formats, CAM, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 9, 2015 (more CAD Translation articles, CAM articles)

Retrieving Checklists Items with Section - 2 REST calls to retrieve checklist, detailed data in BIM 360: GET /fieldapi/checklists/v1, GET /fieldapi/checklists/v1/:id, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, June 9, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Sustaining Product Design - Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge selected winners for sustainable product design: Jerri Hobdy, Tjitte de Wolff, Cole Smith, Virtual Desktop, June 9, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Creating a Rivet Hole Chart in Autodesk Inventor - locate clearance.xls file, set design data location in project, keep backup of clearance.xls file before editing, adding new values to file, copy Excel table before creating rivet clearance chart in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 10, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor: How to Retrieve Dimensions in a Drawing - retrieve all valid dimensions of part while creating base view with option 'all model dimensions' turned on, invoke retrieve dimension command to locate dimension, apply arrange dimensions command once dimension is found, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 9, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor: Knurled 45 Appearance Does Not Display Properly - visit appearance browser to edit knurled 45 appearance, select 'custom-image' as type of relief pattern, choose, edit knurl_bump.bmp texture image file, close texture editor before applying changes in material editor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Placing Columns - At Grids Option Does Not Work - select at least one pair of grids to define intersection locations for Revit, alter offsets after columns are in place, set all columns before reconciling where splices should occur, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New and Noteworthy - reveal constraints feature in Revit fixes bad modeling practices, Jay Zallan, AUGI Library, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Cloud-Based CAD - The Predictions and the Reality - recent survey by Business Advantage Group highlights gap between forecasts, real-world adoption rates; much slower adoption rate due to fears about security problems, ongoing costs might occur, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 9, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Find the Next Member of Your CAD Team - get leads from reseller, consider LinkedIn, AUGI forums, community college, tech schools, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 9, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

How to Create SketchUp Topography - import Google map into project, create grouped rectangle that covers entire site, unlock, explore imported terrain, move grouped rectangles over terrain before deleting slicing panes, Designer Hacks, June 1, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

SketchUp Tips for Interior Designers - interior design field tips relating to groups, components, layers, 3D warehouse, material/textures, navigation, extension warehouses, Joshua Cohen, YouTube, June 8, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Modeling a Wave Spring in SOLIDWORKS - use 3D equation-driven curve as path sketch for sweep, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, June 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

7 Ways to Simplify Your SOLIDWORKS Files - change quality settings, apply freeze bar to lock features at top of feature manager, ensure if geometry pattern option is possible on patterns, minimize patterning pattern, avoid using shaded with edges, Patricia Bar, CADD Edge, June 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library - create folder in design library, add note to library, drag, drop annotation into any drawing once it is added to library, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Right Sketch, Wrong Sketch Plane - locate sketch to be moved, right-click on it to open in-context property manager, choose 'edit sketch plane' option to move it to different face or plane in SOLIDWORKS, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, June 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Using Libraries - tips to obtain specific libraries inside individual projects, Injy Gadalla, YouTube, June 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

PLM at Jaguar Land Rover - The Moment of Truth for Dassault's 3DEXPERIENCE Platform - iPLM program, based on 3DEXPERIENCE, covers entire vehicle definition across 14 domains, expected to start production by end of this year, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, June 9, 2015 (more Dassault articles, PLM articles)

DWG Output from ArchiCAD via Worksheets - worksheet can be saved to 'view map' for repeated, consistent output via Publisher, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, June 8, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

IoT and PTC's Brave New World - PTC's IoT initiative seems to be very well positioned for near future, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 4, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

How to Model Hygroscopic Swelling - overview of Hygroscopic Swelling effect, defining moisture concentration, reference concentration, multiphysics coupling in COMSOL Multiphysics, Nicolas Lorphelin, COMSOL Blog, June 9, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD Tip - The Fastest Way to Set Your Favorite Object Snaps - set value of OSMODE variable to 1, 2 to set running object snap from endpoint, midpoint, add numbers together to set endpoint, midpoint together in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, June 5, 2015 (more AutoCAD snap tutorials)

Quit Wasting Time with These 5 Productivity Tricks - involve both hands to focus on 2 tasks, memorize short codes of commonly used AutoCAD commands, create block for anything that is often drawn, use .dwt template file, title block to add consistency to drawings, Better At Everything, June 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Objects from Xref Drawings Do Not Plot or View Correctly in AutoCAD Drawing - open Xref drawing, set value of INDEXCTL system variable to 0 before resaving drawing in AutoCAD, Kevin Walker, Micro Concepts Blog, June 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Make PDF Files Searchable in Autodesk Vault - uninstall any previous PDF iFilters, install PDF X-change viewer application for ADMS server, turn on content indexing services from ADMS console, rebuild all search indexes before testing contextual searching within Vault, John Dow, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 9, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor 2016: Style Library Manager Migration Causes a Read-Only Style Library - rename StudioLighting.xml file to StudioLighting.xml.OLD, copy correct StudioLighting.xml file to folder before restarting style library manager to copy style from style library, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 9, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Remove Hatch in an Inventor Sketch - unselect hatch button or color fill located at top left of hatch/color fill dialog box to remove hatch/color fill from region in Inventor, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 9, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Defer Updates on a Model - open application options, visit assembly tab to select defer update, add constraints to assembly while ensuring that parts don't jump into assembly in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Working with Revit Project Units and Annotation Units - change dimension units without changing project units to work with millimeters, override appearance of each view by visiting formatting tab, open family editor, elevation label to edit label button, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Standard Sheet Notes & Disclaimers in Revit 2015 - select schedule keys instead of building components when creating phantom schedule, rename schedule, add fields, insert rows to generate manual spreadsheet before using schedule as project template, Dennis Collin, CADline, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 & 2015 - Installing a Keynote File - prepare text file, click keynote flyout to access keynote setting button, navigate to text file to be used for particular project, James Philip, CADline, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: How to Create a Colored Detail Line in Family? - create DetailLine, set line style, generate new subcategory, employ RevitLookup tool to obtain parentCategory argument, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, June 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

ST8: Weldments - creating weldment features in in-place part, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 8, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Modify a Patterned Feature - modify any member of patterned feature in Solid Edge using synchronous technology, Tushar Suradkar, Cadalyst, June 8, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Configuration Integration - employ utility like 'bulk rename utility' to rename files to new configuration name, obtain new result file with same name as new configuration, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Create Printable Instruction Manuals - Importing CAD Data - apply push method while working with large assemblies that is to be brought to SOLIDWORKS Composer, pull method is best if CAD file is not necessarily SOLIDWORKS file, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, June 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Robust Sketches and Models with Sketch Objects - apply 3DEXPERIENCE sketching tools to generate powerful, unique, robust sketches, create rapid geometry by giving user visual feedback in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Endersby of SOLIDWORKS, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Good is My Design? - Checklist for Successful Designs - determine design's real factor of safety, generate fatigue life usage factor plot to assess product viability in market, check sustainability, cost-effectiveness of SOLIDWORKS product design, estimate assembly build, quality issues, Natarajan Ramamoorthy, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Why One of the Assembly Drawing View Component Does Not Update When I Change Configurations? - in-context part can appear in drawing in single size irrespective of referencing part size, create pin component using 3 configurations to display different drawing views of different sizes in SOLIDWORKS, Mario Iocco, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

New Variable Pattern Feature in SOLIDWORKS - Use Fewer Patterns - determine applications where variable pattern is most suitable, create seed feature to be patterned before creating new pattern, adjust dimensions to build table, add appearances at body, part level, Karl Okeson, CADD Edge, June 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

NPower Introduces New Reverse Engineering Software for SOLIDWORKS - Power Surfacing RE bridges gap between scanned mesh data, NURBS-based SOLIDWORKS geometry, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles, reverse engineering articles)

Surface Modeling Boxer Backrest Bar - using cross curve tool in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, June 7, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Spotlight on ARCHICAD 19 - Label Improvements - ability to add multiple labels to a single element, to label multiple different elements at once, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 8, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

5 Totally Awesome Things to Make on a CNC Mini Router - inlay with Shapeoko, intricate 3D carvings, custom guitar body, scale model of small block Chevy, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 7, 2015 (more CAM articles)

How the Internet of Things Can Change the World of Manufacturing - use of cloud, ability to aggregate, analyze all of information from multiple sources could change nature of manufacturing, James Anderton, ENGINEERING.com, June 5, 2015 (more cloud articles)

Autodesk's Nastran In-CAD: High-End Analysis Power in Designer Hands - easy to install, access, offers more advanced meshing technology, only comes as network license, works with network license of Inventor, limited ability to customize report settings, Rosanna Daniel, CADdigest.com, June 9, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, Nastran articles)

Set ATTEDIT as the Double-Click - change double-click edit for attributes in AutoCAD, replace icon on ribbon, modify list of plot scales, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Remove Non-Standard Text Styles with the AutoCAD Standards Manager - click on manage tab to navigate to CAD standards panel, configure standards manager to check for fonts, compare template to one received from client, check standards to fix text styles, Sam Lucido, CAD Setter Out, June 2015 (more AutoCAD text tutorials)

Referencing a Revit Model into AutoCAD Plant 3D - set ARCH objects in drawing if objective is modeling else apply ACIS solids as they allow producing fully detailed orthos, Andy Davis, CADline, June 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 - Integration with Vault - set role-based security in Autodesk data management server console to restrict access to Vault, copy AutoCAD Plant 3D project files to local workspace folder when working with Vault project, Andy Davis, CADline, June 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles, Autodesk Vault articles)

Civil 3D 2015 Command Line Issues - check presence of specific icon at upper left corner of viewport, if visible then LEVELOFDETAIL is enabled, disable it by invoking LEVELOFDETAILOFF command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 5, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Sub-Assembly Browser Occurrence Name Not Updated - activate master level of detail, rename browser title of sub-assembly, else update future title name changes of sub-assembly in top-assemblies in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Make Inventor Look Better with Display Settings: Autodesk Inventor - check edges of model for defects before adjusting display settings in Inventor, YouTube, May 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tagging What Is in a Revit Key Schedule - avoid creating own parameters that have same name as system/shared parameters, using system parameter in other key schedules of same category, set system parameters in key schedules based on various categories, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, June 5, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015: Getting All Users on the Same Build - visit 'about Autodesk Revit' to determine version of Revit build present, download R2.sfx.exe from subscription, R2forDeployments.exe files before reinstalling Revit, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Moving a 'File Based' Central File - save work to current central model location, move central file to new location using Windows explorer, re-save central model if it is moved before deleting/archiving old local file, backup folder, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 5, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Scheduled and Unattended Exporting from Revit to Multiple Output Formats - Xporter Pro 2015 add-in allows improved revision management, stability for unattended scheduled tasks, PDF connectors, new Citrix Sharefile connector, edit/update Revit sheet parameter data mode, create 3D views split by floor level, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

What Makes an Effective Simulation App? - ideal simulation app would include: incremental inputs, option to display results in sliders, ability to compute, show optimized design shapes, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Finding Your Dream Career with Effective Skills Research - exploring skills that interest you most using spreadsheet assessing current ability in particular skill, interest level in that skill before researching it, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 4, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Timing is Key for Becoming a PE - talk with engineers about pursuing PE license, time spent reviewing for FE exam, importance of professional engineering license, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 5, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Purdue is Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity - goal of program is to close gender, minority gap within mechanical engineering, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 4, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Improved Overset Grid and Leap Motion Control for Pointwise CFD Meshing - leap motion sensor in Pointwise 17.3 will allow users to pan, zoom, rotate mesh using hand gestures alone, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 8, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Useful Tools for Post-Processing in COMSOL Multiphysics - layering plots, style inheritance, enabling, disabling grid, axes, legends, showing mesh plots, Lexi Carver, COMSOL Blog, June 8, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Combine Feature - Bowl Creation - create revolved boss/base with thin feature option, boss extrude to form main body of bowl, patterned rib to form boundary, common combine feature to consider areas where 2 solid bodies intersect in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Counting the Number of Holes in an Irregular Part Using SOLIDWORKS - create copy of half sphere before inserting holes, apply combine to subtract one hole from other in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, June 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Move View or BOM to a Different Sheet - visit design tree to activate sheet that includes drawing view, drag, drop drawing view to different sheet, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, June 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Tips for Using the Sweep Command - create path sketch without corners with tight radii that can cause sweep to fold in on itself, form profile plane perpendicular to path before generating 2D profile sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, May 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Analysis of Welded Structures - common analysis types that include stress, vibration, slings, welds, Corey Bower, YouTube, June 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

10 Years of RTC Australasia - Kyle Bernhardt from Autodesk shared updates about Revit development; exhibitors included Solibri, Newforma, Oasys MassMotion, ArchiCAD, Atlas Industries; Glorious Gadgets session highlighted DJI drone copter, Myo Gesture Control Armband, James Vandezande, AECbytes, June 4, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Making a VR Headset a Reality - development story of Freefly virtual reality headset, involved challenges, setbacks, technology market changes, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, June 5, 2015 (more virtual reality articles)

ST8: Sketching Enhancements - 3 enhancements: symmetric line, polygon by midpoint, by vertex, new include command in ordered environment, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 5, 2015 (more Solid Edge articles)

What's New in DriveWorks Pro 12 - improved model generation, specification diagnostics, enhanced forms capabilities, focus on tabular data, with 2 new table types, 24 new table functions, CAPUniversity, June 5, 2015 (more DriveWorks articles)

Advancing Specialized Workstation Development - BOXX Technologies relies on SOLIDWORKS Premium design software to more efficiently, cost-effectively develop its top-performing workstations, rendering systems, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more BOXX workstation articles, SOLIDWORKS articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Missing Layout Tabs - visit options dialog box, select layout tabs, open display tab to check window, layout elements, set display resolution, performance, Dennis Collin, CADline, June 5, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Batch Plot or Publish in AutoCAD 2014 - create page setup required for prints in drawing 1, click import in next drawing page setup, navigate to where drawing 1 is saved, import it before applying one page setup to all sheets, Justin Doughty, CADline, June 5, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using the Autodesk A360 Cloud Rendering Service in 3ds Max 2016 - new renderer allows faster rendering, employs cloud credits to render, sends all camera views with single upload, supports varied output types, offers test scene compatibility, exposure controls, re-lights scene with point lights, AREA, May 29, 2015 (more 3ds Max articles)

Block Description to Multileader - create block using BLOCK command, launch block definition dialog box to add block description in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 4, 2015 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Annotations and Sizes Including Inches in Metric Project - right-click on project name to close it instead of shutting down plant completely, re-open project, visit project manager to fix, update annotations once project is open in Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, June 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Corridor Editing and Selection Preview - change value of SELECTIONEFFECT system variable to 0 to determine location of cursor in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, June 4, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2016 Pipe Structures Draw Incorrect in Profile View - select structure, edit structure style so that it displays as solid in profile view in Civil 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 4, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2016 - Constraint Limits - allows part to be constrained to another part while allowing it to move restricting assembly's movement to certain point, constraint name shows +/- sign once limit is applied to constraints, Gus Petrikas, CADline, June 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Differences on Weight Between Flat Pattern and Folded - workaround is to consider flat pattern weight as reliable, or generate VBA macro code to create custom property with Inventor flat pattern volume, mass, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 28, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

BIM 360 Glue: Issue Exporting NWCs from BIM 360 Revit Add-in - workaround is to export model as NWC from Revit using export as NWC feature, select 'convert link files' in Navisworks exporter before manually uploading NWC file to BIM 360 Glue project, Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials, Navisworks articles)

Collect Elements in Rooms Across Linked Files, and Write Room Data Directly to Elements or List to Excel - create room with element, select parameters from rooms/elements, add header to list in Dynamo before using parameters from linked architectural rooms to drive shared parameter in every element in current Revit model, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

ArchSample, Active Transaction and AdnRme for 2016 - search Revit SDK main Visual Studio solution globally for Excel, other keywords, confirm presence of active transaction in document if Document.IsModifiable returns true in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 5, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Beyond Integration - CAD/CAM integration has reached entirely new level of value within process planning, Aaron Frankel, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Machining Deep with Solid Carbide Drills - advancements that can improve deep-hole drilling: diameter tolerance, point angle, margin support, radial or perpendicular margins, strong cutting edges, Luke Pollock, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

One Quarter of ABAQUS Analysts Use the Extended SIMULIA Portfolio - 2 partnerships announced: with CST for electromagnetics simulation suite, with BrŁel and Kjśr (B&K) for noise, vibration, harshness, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 5, 2015 (more ABAQUS articles)

Robotics Designers are Shooting for the Moon - Google offers $30 million in cash prizes to first privately funded team that can land rover on moon, send back HD video, social media posts by end of 2016, Michael Belfiore, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Optimizing Heat Sink Designs with a Simulation App - heat sink demo app uses simulation to analyze benchmark experiments of heat sinks in UI in COMSOL Multiphysics, Caty Fairclough, COMSOL Blog, June 4, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Applying the Principles of Lean Manufacturing to Engineering - Dearborn Mid-West Company focused on 5 key areas: eliminating wasted work, defining common communication protocols, adopting common technology platform, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 5, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Why Won't My Hole Wizard Callouts Merge in SOLIDWORKS Inspection? - uncheck 'create for each instance' option in general settings, 'auto-explode' in extraction settings to allow characteristics list show correct hole callout, quantity, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Free Simulation Software Included with SOLIDWORKS - SimulationXpress software allows loading single body parts with force, pressure applied, run optimization if results indicate failure, Aaron Magnin, Javelin Technologies, June 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using Location Labels to Find Your Views - setup drawing zones in sheet format to properly use location labels, visit zone lines to view current drawing zones for sheet in SOLIDWORKS, Sam Salloum, Design Point Solutions, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Introducing Loft in Onshape - loft command helps create smooth transition between different profiles; 2 methods to define loft: 'add guides,' 'match vertices,' Cody Armstrong, Onshape, June 3, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

ST8: Assembly Productivity Enhancements - top level assembly document filter, new 'repair missing files' dialog, Chinese, Taiwanese standard parts with standard parts library, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 4, 2015 (more Solid Edge articles)

Singularities in Finite Element Models: Dealing with Red Spots - common causes of singularities, when, how to remove them, how to interpret results when singularities are present in model using COMSOL Multiphysics, Henrik Sonnerlind, COMSOL Blog, June 3, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Engineers Revolutionize Spectroscopy Technology - surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy utilizes nanopatterned substrate that enhances light field at surface, intensifies Raman scattering, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, June 3, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Looking at ArchiSnapper - A Field Report App for iOS and Android - collect information while on site, organize, digitize data securely, wirelessly synced between device(s), cloud, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 4, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Vabi Dashboard - low-cost, add-on design analysis applications with very graphical dashboard for performance feedback early on in design process, currently 10 modules available in 5 core topic areas, price starts from $10, free trial available, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 14, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Working Faster Than Ever in ArchiCAD 19 - new version defines guidelines, snapping-related terms like snap reference, guide line, special snap point is renamed to snap point, documentation features are now enhanced, Jared Banks, Graphisoft, June 4, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Spotlight on ArchiCAD 19 - OSX Interface - new unified-window design allows (un)docking of palettes, windows inside single-window interface, easy transfer of work environments between interface, windows, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 3, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Spotlight on ArchiCAD 19 - Tabs - new tabs interface allows easy shifting between open views in tabs, background processing tech makes re-generation of tab faster, avoids need to keep navigator open all time to get to views, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, May 29, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Recommended Best Practices for Electromechanical Workflow in AutoCAD Electrical 2016 and Inventor 2016 - connect AutoCAD Electrical project to Inventor assemblies through one .EMX file, store EMX files on shared network folder, divide project once projects are linked, split large project into smaller projects for better performance, Vikas Vaishnav, Point-to-Point, June 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articlesInventor tutorials)

Improved AnyCAD Viewer - Autodesk A360 - new CAD viewer embedded in A360 team supports interactive sections on 3D models, automatically adds hatches for section areas by cutting model mass, offers concurrent online team discussions on model, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, June 4, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

InfraWorks 360: Flood Simulations - apply sketch water areas tool to draw out extents of flood based on terrain, water level elevation, de-select 'integrate with terrain' to allow usage of water level property in combination with terrain elevation, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, June 3, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Programmatically Mimic the Burst Command - invoke command to explode block reference, replace any attribute definitions in exploded entity collection by DBText in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Dynamic Dimension Using GripOverrule - set value of DYNMODE system variable to either 2 or 3 to turn on dimensional input in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Search Through DWG Files with Content Explorer - open AutoCAD, type CONTENTEXPLORER to access content explorer, visit 'configure settings' to increase number of computers that can add folders before installing Autodesk content service, Jon McCoy, MasterGraphics, June 2, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk's Memento in Action - easy-to-use, editing features make stitching model very easy, renders accurate results, robust tools, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 5, 2015 (more Autodesk 123D Catch articles)

Inventor 2016 - Missing Content Center Files on Assembly Open - move, merge contents of R2015 content center files into R2016, change project location so it points back to R2015, else add old R2015 path as library path, David Gate, CADline, June 4, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2016 - Quick Tip - BOM Customization - apply BOM customization to assembly template file so that it remains standard for all new designs in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, June 4, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quick Inventor Tip: The Power of AnyCAD - associates 3D applications inside Inventor without even translating them, Lars Christensen, YouTube, June 3, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Difficulties of Ramps - location line cannot be adjusted which makes it difficult to create square landing, adding reference planes to adjust sketch also gives error, worthless for creating spot elevations in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, June 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Duct, Pipe and Point Transform - implement own family to represent straight piece of piping or ductwork, consider axis, rotation angle, base point arguments to apply CreateRotationAtPoint method in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 3, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Stratasys and Creaform Enter 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Agreement - teaming up to produce professional-grade solution in which user is able to scan any 3D object, quickly generate 3D files optimized for printing, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, June 4, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Legal and Technological Implications of 3D Printing - development of 3D printing as consumer technology could avoid potential difficulties in area of intellectual property rights law, Phys.org, June 2, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Mirror a Part and Maintain Dimensions in SOLIDWORKS - select face, go to insert, mirror part to select body to be mirrored, mirror part before inserting model items to make dimensional information appear in SOLIDWORKS, John Hall, CADD Edge, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Hole Wizard - Creating Those Missing Sizes - choose odd size not listed in default database, select SOLIDWORKS hole wizard/toolbox, click configure, pick ANSI metric, then tapped holes, finally tapped hole under hole wizard before adding new size, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, June 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Remove the Toolbox Flag from a SOLIDWORKS File - deflag Toolbox item, employ sldsetdocprop.exe utility located inside SOLIDWORKS installation file to allow flagging, deflagging of SOLIDWORKS files, Jake Gosling, CADtek Blog, June 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

Showing the Descriptions of SOLIDWORKS Files in Windows Explorer - navigate to folder, change view type to detail, right-click on any column heads to select 'more,' check list of details to be displayed for items before applying view to folders, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

MOD-DIAM is Displayed Instead of a Diameter Symbol in SOLIDWORKS - locate Gtol.sym file on system, click on file locations inside system options, show folders for 'symbol library file' to solve issue, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, June 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Robotics Design Software Tools - Microsoft Excel helps easily document electronics design process, Mentor Graphics HyperLynx Analog add-on software, DxDesigner Schematic Capture software enable simulation, Creo helps engineer to have physical object to integrate with robotics design, David Geer, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Simulating Innovation and Experience - Airbus, ExxonMobil discussed future capabilities needed to further advance simulation technology at SIMULIA Community Conference, Jess Lulka, Desktop Engineering, May 29, 2015 (more ABAQUS articles)

RAPID 2015: Highlighting an Industry Coming Into Its Own - Todd Grimm talked about world of AM hardware, materials, 3D scanning systems, business-oriented software that helps manage 3D printing, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 2, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Healing Gaps in CGM - by default, checker tool reports all gaps having size bigger than 100 times model resolution; healing tool offers 2 techniques to repair model gap, Renjie Xu, Developer to Developer, Spatial.com, May 15, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Rendering Graphical Data from 3D InterOp with HOOPS Visualize - iterate through triangle sets in face, get current triangle set, divide by 3 as HOOPS indexes by point, get face points, normals, create shell, Developer to Developer, Spatial.com, May 12, 2015 (more MCAD articles, HOOPS articles)

Six 'Rules for Success' for SketchUp Beginners - always work with components, work in SketchUp as you would in shop, draw in place, draw once, make as many copies as you want, type exact values needed, use guidelines, inferences, David Heim, SketchUpdate, May 27, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

ST8: Compare Drawings - function visually compares 2 drawing sheets that user selects through interface, displays areas that are different between two, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 3, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Setting the Right Standards: The Intersection of Levels of Development (LOD) and Facilities Management - Recognize that not every model element needs information at most granular level of development, determine what LOD is needed to support different FM activities, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 2, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Rendering Materials in ACA - use materials browser to navigate, manage materials in AutoCAD Architecture drawing, apply materials to objects in 3 ways, create, modify, manage, organize materials, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Tools for 3D Printing in Inventor Continued - running section analysis tool to verify wall thicknesses in design, David Ponka, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 3, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Configure Open File Behaviors - New in Autodesk Vault 2016 - supports Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit; depending on CAD application, user can determine whether CAD files are opened by latest version, last run version, or version of CAD application that last saved file, Jonathan Kriek, Inventor Tales, June 2, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Getting Started Creating Families and RFA Files - Q&A about family types, parameters, imperial internal Revit database length units, programmatically generating Revit family RFA files, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 3, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Some Cheap Tricks About Sloped Piping - use 'line to pipe' command for creating sloped pipes, make elbows connection easier, snap end of sloped pipe to certain point, make it exactly fits expected coordinate, Martin Buss, In the Pipes, June 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Customize SOLIDWORKS Electrical Using Formulas - having wire numbers to include document number where wire originates, Andy Beaupre, CAPUniversity, June 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Designing and 3D Printing Threaded Parts - 2 easy ways to incorporate working threads into SOLIDWORKS designs, YouTube, June 2, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Electronics Cooling Module - 5 enhancements included in electronics cooling module add-in for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, YouTube, June 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Demystifying SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM API, Pt 2 - writing simple SOLIDWORKS EPDM standalone application, Clark Honzik, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Installing the SOLIDWORKS Add-In for EPDM - modify EPDM installation, in EPDM installation manager, select 'modify,' 'SOLIDWORKS EPDM editor' license type, check box for SOLIDWORKS add-in, install add-in, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Flow Simulation: Templates - create study using wizard in SOLIDWORKS, right-click name of study, select 'create template,' name it, then save template, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Modo 901 Expands the 3D Content Creation Universe - MeshFusion plugin has been incorporated, improved texturing, sculpting, animation, rendering, new photorealistic viewport, vector-based graphics support, accelerated performance, Randall Newton, Cadalyst, June 1, 2015 (more Modo reviews)

NVIDIA's Impressive New GPUs - Quadro K2200 delivers exceptional power-efficient 3D application performance, Quadro K4200 provides 1,344 CUDA cores, 4GB of on-board GDDR5 memory, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more NVIDIA articles, graphics cards articles)

The Future of Engineering Software - COFES 2015 - Jon Peddie shared some of his firm's research into market's usage of hardware, Cambashi's Peter Thorne discussed where people are spending money on technical software apps, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, June 2, 2015 (more engineering articles, CAD show articles)

AutoCAD 101 Series - External References, Pt 2: Details and Commands - select bind, insert options to bind external references, invoke REGEDIT, XCLIP, XBIND commands, VISRETAIN, XFADECTL, XREFNOTIFY, XREFTYPE SETVARS when applying external references in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, FunctionSense, May 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

UCS Icon Change in AutoCAD 2015 - visit upper left hand corner of drawing screen to change setting to 2D wireframe if custom visual styles makes UCS icon look different in AutoCAD, Tina Stimpson, Cadalyst, June 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

3ds Max 2016 and Inventor 2016 New Automatic Animation - open 3ds Max, apply import option to bring in Inventor assembly, add top level workspace to search, sub paths, pick constraint/joint to be imported before dragging keyframe along timeline to view animation, David Gate, CADline, June 2, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Small User Requested Features - SURFS - users prefer features that pause rendering, removes missing gaps, missing maps action item in asset tracker, convert units on merge, selection preview, cut tool improvements, smoothens group visualization in 3ds Max, Andy Roe, Micro Concepts Blog, May 29, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Project Approach Validation - check design requirements, determine if phasing is going to be utilized by project, relevance of customization for project, availability of resources with staff to complete Civil 3D project, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, June 1, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Importing and Exporting Your Autodesk Inventor Settings - set up application options, pick export button to export settings to preferred location, save XML file with default settings, restart PC before importing setting back into Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 30, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sorting BOM in Subassembly Not Respected in Top Assembly - workaround is to reorder whole top-assembly BOM by sorting by part number, update order of components manually, renumber items in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Share Materials and Appearances in Inventor - move used texture folder to network server, create new material library on network server directly while moving existing assets to it from client's machine, change library setting in project file, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 25, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Back to Basics - copy/monitor levels, grids, walls, floors tab offsets copied level from level being monitored, adjust worksets to turn off several instances of item in shortest procedure possible, apply revision schedule built into Revit titleblock templates, Joshua Geimecke, AUGI Library, June 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: Create FamilyInstance on a Wall Face - apply HostObjectUtils class that comes with methods to obtain faces of host objects, change parameter 'schedule level' to real level after instance is created in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, June 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 SP1 and Sheets Missing from Print Dialogue - create each new sheet inside individual transaction, convert batch of placeholder sheets in one transaction before converting placeholders to real sheets in second transaction to avoid API sheet creation, undo/redo issues, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Minimizing Costly Tooling Issues - best practice for creating mold design: conduct DFM review of part design, perform flow simulation, establish mold specifications, Philip Parmente & Shawn Schnee, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Increasing 5-Axis Accuracy - probing, 5-axis auto-tuning can correct machine misalignments quickly, Jim Endsley, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Mainstreaming Math Tools for Engineers - companies like PTC, Maplesoft, MathWorks recognize value of community resources to help make math tools accessible across spectrum of users, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Material Data Management Comes to the MSC Ecosystem - MaterialCenter 2015 helps create CAE models using various CAE solvers, is integrated with pre-, post-processing tools, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 2, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Practical Frequency Response Analysis for Engineers - understanding complications like magnitude of peak responses at each frequency calculation point, phase change, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more FEA articles)

FloTHERM XT Release Includes Parametric Studies and Joule Heating - improvements to import, manipulation of boards, components layouts, EDA integration with ODB++ interface, new modeling options for representation of copper nets, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 3, 2015 (more FloTHERM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Automating the Copy Settings Wizard with Task Scheduler - save instructions created in text file, modify file extensions to .bat, create custom task in task scheduler to automate settings in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, Fisher/Unitech, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series: Kristen Railey - Q&A about engineering, interest in CAD tools, idea behind 'Girls Who Build' workshop, prospects of women in field of engineering, Asya Bashina, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, May 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Building Complex Geometry with SOLIDWORKS - designing icosahedron using surface tools, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, June 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Ultimate Speed to Go: Eurocom P5 Pro Mobile Workstation Review - 15.6" backlit IPS display, 102-key backlit keyboard with excellent feel, Intel Core i7-4790K CPU, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M mobile GPU, offers best performance ever recorded, available for $4,372, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

Wohlers Report 2015 and the State of the 3D Printing Industry - market for additive manufacturing grew at compound annual growth rate of 35.2% to $4.1 billion in 2014, aerospace is big AM industry driver, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 28, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Sensor Data Meets Models - real-time monitoring could change nature of digital prototypes, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2015 (more cloud articles)

Siemens' Big Data Solution Drives Product Performance Intelligence - performance analytics enable proactive problem solving; Omneo Performance Analytics is designed to monitor data across entire supply chain, customer experience, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, May 30, 2015 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

ST8: Annotation and Dimension Handles and Alignment - 3 types of 2D dimensions, annotation handles: gray, dark blue, light blue; 3D dimensions (PMI) have slightly different colors, functions, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 1, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

New Technology Helps Turn MCAD Models Into BIM Content - cloud BIMscript can generate intelligent, native BIM objects for popular BIM applications; BIMobject LENA is authoring app for Rhino that works in combination with modeling, optimization features of 3D CAD software to generate BIMscript, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, June 1, 2015 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles, AEC articles)

KeyShot Quick Tip: KeyShot Cloud - find, share KeyShot materials, HDRI's, backplates, textures, YouTube, May 20, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

AutoCAD Text Tips - edit multiple MTEXT strings, change justification of DTEXT, MTEXT, access context menu, left-click on AutoCAPS to set texts in uppercase, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, May 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD text tutorials)

Adding Aerial Maps in Autodesk AutoCAD - visit insert tab location panel to set location 'from map,' type location in address area, set coordinate system for map/project, capture area before inserting static image into drawing in AutoCAD 2015, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, May 31, 2015 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

SSM Untold: Accessing Saved Views from the AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager - access saved views in other drawing file from sheet set manager, create different sheet set for different projects to quickly find saved views related to particular project, add location for model files, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Setter Out, May 2015 (more AutoCAD sheet sets tutorials)

Common AutoCAD Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks - restart computer, launch new AutoCAD session, try resetting AutoCAD software, update display driver, turn on hardware acceleration, invoke PURGE, EDIT, RECOVER commands to solve issues related to specific drawing in AutoCAD, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, May 31, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Start Page is Truncated or Skewed - right-click on desktop, select personalize, display, pick 'smaller' size of all items before rebooting PC to solve graphics/video card problems in AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Signing Your Application Modules for AutoCAD 2016, Pt 2 - apply AcSignApply.exe to sign module with digital certificate, check if newly signed model is existing in trusted location before loading it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Revit, Dynamo and Microsoft Excel for Drawing Sheet Creation - launch Dynamo, create MS Excel document with required columns, open Dynamo interface of new file, add file to workspace, file from path node, type List.Transpose in search before adding it to workspace, Autodesk Revit Structure, May 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Text Hard to Read in the Civil 3D Text Component Editor - visit control panel, click display, adjust ClearType text, uncheck 'turn on ClearType' to make text in text component editor look better, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 1, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Solid Object Extraction - inserting AutoCAD solids into any platforms translates surface or pipe objects into many different platforms at one time, export file in 3D printable format once extraction is complete, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, May 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2016 Make a Prompted Entry Value an iProperty - edit 'drawing number' case with name of prompted entry, edit iProperties.Value field to write back entry, duplicate code to write back more than one prompted entry, David Gate, CADline, June 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Reviving Inventor's Design Checker - Making It Work for You - prepare for batch processing with Inventor design checker, employ 'pack and go' files that are writable, open task scheduler to process files before awaiting for task scheduler or design checker results, Scott Moyse, Design & Motion, June 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

RegFree InventorViewControl - go inside project settings to embed manifest that specifies InventorViewControl as dependency in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Crash When Creating Interaction Events for a Second Document - assign new InteractionEvents object to oInteraction to allow unsubscribing from previous object's event in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Share and Explore MapleSim Simulations on the Web - goal is to democratize design while maintaining versioning, control, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 1, 2015 (more Maple articles, engineering analysis articles)

Bringing Artistic Flair to Engineering Bachelors Programs - engineering colleges are starting to adopt art-inclusive curriculums, introduce engineering students to alternative forms of thinking to help tackle issues in design, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, June 1, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

How to Create a Bounding Box for Any Part in SOLIDWORKS - open weldments toolset, add weldment feature to part, right-click on cut lists, select update, pick 'create bounding box' option to obtain bounding box that calculates extents of part volume in space, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Creating an Apple, Pt 2 - creating stem, leaf of apple, Matt Morgan, YouTube, June 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

ITC vs Gstarsoft - Q&A with Shawn Lindsay, legal counsel for ITC, Meiyu Huang, vice president of Suzhou Gstarsoft about things that Gstarsoft failed to do, accessing Gstarsoft legally in China, responding to ITC's charges, responding wishes, paying fees to ITC, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, May 25, 2015 (more IntelliCAD articles, CAD industry articles)

More Multi-Core for CAD - ArchiCAD 19 does multi-core updates: tabs hold different views of current model, patent pending for 'predictive background processing,' Ralph Grabowski with Tibor Szolnoki, upFront.eZine News, May 18, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 10 - insert grounded parts at origin of assembly file, locate instructions for setting up standard parts, scale geometry in draft, open .SEV file, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 29, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

First Look: Mastercam X9 - new multiaxis link toolpath, solid position function, improved model preparation with toolpath associativity, Dynamic Xform helps switch between gnomon manipulation, geometry manipulation mode at any time, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, May 29, 2015 (more Mastercam reviews)

Using a Simulation App to Evaluate Fatigue Life in a Frame - importance of analyzing fatigue, Using 'Frame Fatigue Life' demo app in COMSOL Multiphysics, Caty Fairclough, COMSOL Blog, May 28, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Hoops Exchange Adds Parasolid Integration - Tech Soft 3D has added low-level integration of Parasolid modeling kernel to its Hoops Exchange CAD file translation toolkit to allow software to import models without translation, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 28, 2015 (more Hoops articles)

Taming the Death Ray - enhancements in modeling, physically based rendering could help eliminate environmental, material, design flaws, AEC Magazine, May 19, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Exa's Q1 Up 7% as Reported, Up 18% in cc - total revenue was $14.8 million, up 7%, license revenue was up 5% to $12 million, reported GAAP loss from operations of $1.8 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 28, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Re-Imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time - recognize relevance of cloud applications, unbundle CAD/PLM services, platform vs apps separation limiting growth in PLM implementation, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, May 28, 2015 (more PLM articles)

Still Looking at 3D in AutoCAD - apply VIEWBASE command based on particular sequence, invoke VIEWPROJ command to create additional views that are projected from any existing view, VIEWSECTION command to form partial, aligned section of models, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, May 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD 3D modeling tutorials)

Signing Your Application Modules for AutoCAD 2016, Pt 1 - obtain digital, code signing certificate that supports Microsoft Authenticode by creating or buying it from reliable vendor, generate PFX file to smoothen process of signing standard OS modules, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Re-Set AutoCAD, Inventor to 'Fresh' Install Configuration - visit application icon on start menus of AutoCAD 2015 based applications to find 'reset settings to default' option, download Inventor reset tool before setting version for resetting Inventor, John Hackney, Design Engineering, May 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips, Inventor tutorials)

Validate Plant P&ID Drawings - visit validation manager, prepare list of drawings, clear error list before actual validation occurs, check list of errors again, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Improve Clash Detection - run clash test between selection sets created in Navisworks, export report in HTML so that it can be imported in Excel afterwards, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, May 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorialsNavisworks articles)

Reading ASHRAE Table Information from Elements - read parameter value, set field name of duct, pipe table, obtain entity from server, check if loss method of type is 'table' in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, May 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Item Object: Fields - acquire value of field from item variable directly using field ID, visit field types to check corresponding value type in scripting for each of them in PLM 360, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 28, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Inventor 2016: Make a Component Transparent in Drawing View - right-click on part, click on 2016 transparent option to make components transparent, assign translucent material for part, create reference part, edit drawing view on model state tab for Inventor 2015, previous versions, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Export to PDF/DWF - Cannot Create Font - clean affected text using Microsoft Notepad, else reassign font to affected text to get rid of warning message, correct characters in Inventor PDF or DWF, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 28, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Expand Your Brand - Add Your Logo to Your SOLIDWORKS Parts - turn on Autotrace add-in to trace outlines or select areas by color using user defined tolerances, set sketch to desired precision, turn 2D sketches into 3D features to be added into models, Charlie Preston, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection GDT Font Installer - install, run SOLIDWORKS Inspection on PC to avoid issues in viewing inspection characters, inspection control frames, Jean-Pierre Chalhoub, Javelin Technologies, May 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - LibraryCreation - tips to create SOLIDWORKS library that can be used to store variety of data types, Injy Gadalla, YouTube, May 28, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Easily Manage Large Assemblies with SOLIDWORKS - Lightweight mode allows to edit design, but significantly reduces memory usage by loading only minimal data; save designs as eDrawings file to shrink large file down to effective size that can be easily shared with clients, reviewers, Sam Sanchez, ENGINEERING.com, May 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

AIA 2015 Convention and Expo - keynote by former President Bill Clinton on sustainability, preview of Vectorworks 2016, ArchiCAD 19; product showcased: Oasys from the UK, Cl3ver from Spain, Kubicity from France, AGACAD from Lithuania, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 28, 2015 (more AEC articles)

DrawingSearcher 2015 Expands Its Reach Into MicroStation - DrawingSearcher can pull data from within drawing, making every element of DWG, DWF, PDF file live, searchable element, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 29, 2015 (more MicroStation articles)

Select the Right CAD Tool for the Job, Pt 2 - honestly examine overall processes, critically assess all CAD tools, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 26, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Solid Edge: Component Reference Visibility - 'show/hide component' command to turn on visibility of almost anything inside selected component file or files, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 28, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Modeling of Materials in Wave Electromagnetics Problems - exploring material properties: electrical conductivity, relative permittivity, relative permeability, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, May 27, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

OpenRoads Tip: Change Profile Symbology of Your Terrain - setup feature definition, element template to display terrain element on correct level, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 27, 2015 (more InRoads articles)

When Do You Render in the Cloud? - cloud performance is vendor specific, pay attention to amount of preconfigured cores, understand clearly ratio of file size to cloud credit, keep in mind upload, download times, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 28, 2015 (more rendering articles, cloud articles)

Why Engineering Marketers Aren't Getting Credit for Their Leads - nurture leads further down sales process, set up work flow with multiple touches; prove that marketing is delivering high value leads to solve 'no budget' dilemma, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, May 28, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Exporting Surfaces and Pipes to AutoCAD Solids - apply extract solids from surface command to export Civil 3D surface as solid, determine surface to extract, exported surface's vertical definition, invoke new Convertto3DSolid command to convert pipe to 3D solids, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, May 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tipsCivil 3D tutorials)

Issues Using Express Tools in AutoCAD 2013 - load ctextapp.arx for arc aligned, dimsio.arx for import, export style, leaderex.arx for 3 annotation attachment tools, mocoro.arx for move/copy/rotate, sysvdlg.arx for system variables inside express folder, Miles Nicholson, CADline, May 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Validating Symbol Table Names in AutoCAD - apply snvalid function that checks EXTNAMES to determine rules to be used to validate symbol names, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Disappearing Shortcut Node - set value of SHORTCUTNODE variable to 0 to make short cut node disappear, change value to 1 to make node visible in Civil 3D prospector, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, May 26, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 18: A Whole New World - application of integrated calculator, associative arrays, viewbase tool, relevance of sheet sets for organizing, managing multiple drawings in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 - Create Realistic Dynamic Springs - create coil that is about 180 degrees long, sketch on one of endpoints, project both ends, form 3-point plane before generating assembly, constrain ends of half-coils using insert constraint, Gus Petrikas, CADline, May 28, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Replacing Family Template in an Inventor Custom Content Library - add parametric feature, create custom content library of ANSI equal leg angles, assembly using inch units before saving new label, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Tips & Tricks - Using Equation Curves for Complex 3D Machining Operations - launch equation curves tools to create equations using Cartesian, cylindrical, spherical coordinate systems, generate equation curves before applying boundary patch tool to create surface bounded by 2 equation curves, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, May 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2016 Electrical Improvements - circuit sequencing feature allows setting sequence for creating electrical power circuits, new 'move to' function located in circuits panel moves circuit to desired circuit location, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 27, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit: Can't Find the Content Library - check if library is installed, if installed then create new path from Revit to this folder location, change default path, else ensure that Autodesk sites are not being blocked by firewall, repair library, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: How to Coordinate New Model into Existing Shared Coordinates - open new model, link in existing model, move linked model so that it lines up with geometry in new model, acquire coordinates from linked model before removing linked model, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Geometry Creation and Line Intersection Exceptions - apply NurbSpline.Create() to create splines, GeometryCreationUtilities class in conjunction with other geometric utilities from within API applications in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 28, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printing and Urethane Casting - urethane coating or fill strengthens 3D printed parts, details of casting setup, Tyler Reid of GoEngineer, YouTube, May 28, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Systems Announces Additive Manufacture of Heat Exchangers with Honeywell International - encompasses overall initiative to incorporate 3D Systems' metal technologies within aerospace companies, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 28, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mcor Presents the IRIS HD 3D Printer at Rapid 2015 - paper-based 3D printer incorporates new algorithms, newly designed carbide cutting tip to ensure photorealistic appearance around geometry of model, cleaner communication of granular information, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 28, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Metal Additive Manufacturing Optimized Via Simulation Solution - challenges of simulating additive manufacturing equipment, multiphysics of LDMD 3D printer, simulating multi-scale problem like LDMD 3D printer, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 28, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, engineering analysis articles)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Transition Conditions - add condition to transition to allow files to pass through transition when variable 'checked by' contains value, apply 'OR,' 'AND' conditions to better control workflow in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, May 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Store Project Constants in EPDM Folder Cards - store conveyor height in project's folder card, ensure that file card control inherits information from folder card, push variable into file's custom properties, allow SOLIDWORKS equations use file properties as part of arguments, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, May 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

BOXX Delivers Overclocked 8 Core Workstations - APEXX 2 3402, APEXX 4 7402 workstations are suitable for both single-threaded, multi-threaded tasks like 3D modeling, animation, rendering, simulation; both workstations are liquid-cooled, feature variety of storage options, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, May 27, 2015 (more BOXX workstation articles)

First Looks - Free TurboViewer For iOS - ability to view DWG, DWF, DXF, JPG files, easily collaborate, email sample drawing files, import own drawing files, intuitive UI, online help system, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 27, 2015 (more TurboCAD articles)

3 Step Process for Choosing CAD Software - build candidate list, do online research, hands-on testing, draw 3 parts in each CAD package to find best for needs, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, May 24, 2015 (more CAM articles, CAD industry articles)

ST8: Helical Curve - helical curve command button is on surfacing tab, in curves group, specify several properties of helix from helical curves parameters dialog, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 27, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Reaching That One Customer in a PLMish Landscape - PLMish vendors are growing by acquisition, but need to be focused on customers, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 27, 2015 (more PLM articles)

Additive Industries Discusses Plans for Their 'Fully Integrated' Metal 3D Printer - MetalFAB1 is launching in Q4 of 2015, modular architecture offers maximum flexibility, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 27, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Top 10 New Features - automatic regen, smart dimensioning, easy to edit revision cloud, xref override object properties to ByLayer, system variable monitor, Mtext enhancements, status bar wrap, Evelyn Wakeman, The CAD Masters, May 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016 System Variable Monitor - SYSVARMONITOR command to reset variable, add variable to list, employ system variable editor to locate variables saved in drawing or in registry, AutoCAD Tips, May 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

10 Awesome AutoCAD Commands You Didn't Know You Needed - CHSPACE command to move drawing objects from layout space into model space, set FILEDIA value to 1 to allow dialog boxes to open in AutoCAD again, BURST command to explode any block without losing info in its attributes, Better At Everything, May 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2015 - Selected Items in Dialog Boxes Appear Faint - visit Windows desktop personalization options menu, select Windows color, advanced appearance settings to control highlighted line color in 3D objects, open enhanced attribute editor to set attribute value, Geoff Woodhead, CADline, May 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Civil 3D 2016 Pipe Anchor Points - change feature's anchor point to move label's top center to new anchor point's location, apply crossing point anchor points to place profile pipe label at pipe's top/bottom, inner/outer diameters, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, May 26, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Text in a Label Shows as a Black Box in PDF - visit plot dialog, click PDF options, under font handling uncheck 'capture fonts used in drawing,' check 'convert all text to geometry' to visualize boxes in better way in Civil 3D, Being Civil, May 27, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D Style Evolution - create copy of required style, rename copy with initials as suffix, edit copied style, save file, notify CAD/BIM leader of new style, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, May 27, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Tips for Advanced Assembly Control - employ view representations to simplify overlay views geometry, use Inventor browser to create, manage view representations, create positional representations to make changes to component positions, constraint settings, Mike Thomas, AUGI Library, May 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Automatically Add View Scale to Inventor Drawing Text or Titleblock - select 'initial view scale' property in format text dialog box in Inventor, add it to text, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Outer Edges of Tangentially Connected Faces - check EdgeLoops collection of each edge, IsOuterEdgeLoop property of each EdgeLoop to determine if it contains edges of outer border of given face in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2016 New Features - Architectural Enhancements - linked IFC files allows defining room boundaries, elevation at top, bottom instance property helps in tagging, scheduling floors, rooms can be placed automatically, offers new rendering options, energy analysis tools, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, May 27, 2015 (more Revit articles)

What's New in Revit 2016 for Contractors - shows each objects that adds to level of development, enhanced traditional documentation by leveraging displaced views, new selection boxes feature isolates selected elements in unobstructed 3D view to review project logistics efficiently, Shawn Butler, Beyond Design, May 25, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Edit Top Rail Path - select top rail that is not to be modified, edit rail, path, visit visibility/graphic overrides, turn on analytical nodes to make every paths, nodes for top rails, handrails visible in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, May 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Get a List of Element IDs from a Row in a Revit Schedule - filter, group schedule to view elements, select row, highlight elements, invoke 'IDs of selection' command to generate text box with list of every single element ID selected, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Controlling Your Levels: Project Base Point and Survey Point - relevance of project base point, survey point with reference to new, existing project examples, The Revit Kid, May 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Automatic Transitions Between Surface, Edge and Vertex Contacts in Abaqus 2016 - contact improvements include: model instancing for subassemblies connector, contact interactions, edges to be involved in multiple general contacts, CDisp family, CTANDIR, CSTATUS, slip rate output variables added to Abaqus Explicit, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 27, 2015 (more Abaqus articles)

Modeling an Inductive Position Sensor - designing inductive position sensor using finite element tools, analyzing results in COMSOL Multiphysics, Caty Fairclough, COMSOL Blog, May 26, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Vibro-Acoustics Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical as Told by a Structures Guy - download, install Acoustics extension, insert harmonic analysis system into project schematic, link to solid geometry file, specify material properties for solid, Jeff Strain, PADT Blog, May 26, 2015 (more ANSYS articles)

How to Make Uniform Part Descriptions in Enterprise PDM - define variables that define bolt, apply variable on part card, ensure if description field fills out as dropdowns are selected, Guy Edkins, CAPUniversity, May 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Is This SOLIDWORKS Drawing Released? - add note that is linked to custom property to drawing format before saving sheet format in SOLIDWORKS, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

How to Find Your Dream Engineering Career - reverse-engineering approach to find dream engineering career, identify your wants in dream career, availability of related job opportunities, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, May 26, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Tech Tips: Where Is the 'Rib' Command - creating classic pivot linkage using Onshape, Philip Thomas, Onshape, May 18, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Simulating UHV/CVD and Silicon Growth on a Wafer Substrate - using free molecular flow interface in molecular flow module in COMSOL Multiphysics, Brianne Costa, COMSOL Blog, May 25, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

RAPID 2015: 3D Printing in Vivo, in Vitro, in Situ, and in Space - keynote by Jason Dunn, CTO of Made In Space, about bringing additive manufacturing to space, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 21, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Unstructured Big Data is a Big Manufacturing Challenge - data needs to be organized based on use, organize content by meta data, Rob Spiegel, Design News, May 26, 2015 (more PDM articles)

How to Make a Successful ArchiCAD User Group, Pt 3: Spreading the Word - get event listed by some local reseller, connect local user group with dedicated LinkedIn group, promote blog, associate with ArchiCAD users, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 25, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Selection Methods in ArchiCAD - visit info box settings to view elements if any part or node is included in selection window, entire element or all nodes are included, selection window is drawn depending on direction, Ken Good, Cadimage, May 25, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

CEO Sean Flaherty Wants to Grow Vectorworks to 3 Million Users - company betting users will want to switch knowing that Vectorworks does things better, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, May 22, 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

A Few of My Favorite Things in AutoCAD 2016 - ability to insert border around text easily, apply properties of selected text multiple times, wrap dimension text easily, geometric center osnap can grab true center of polygons, closed plines, XREFOVERRIDE variable controls display of layers, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA/AMEP 2016: Property Visibility Override - apply AECPSDVISIBILITY system variable to override just visibility settings or both visibility, order settings, setting value of variable to one or two makes visible column to gray out, unavailable for editing, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

50 Fast Tips & Tricks for 3ds Max - easy ways to rename objects, insert camera, turn objects transparent, isolate objects, assign hot keys for common tasks, speed up workflow, improve viewport speed, set transform operations, Brian Chapman, AUGI Library, May 22, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How to Create eTransmit Files in AutoCAD - save drawing, switch to 'files tables' tab to open file transmittal window, set transmittal type, location, path options to create package of drawing files in form of ZIP or folders, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, May 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating Viewport with UCS Follow - code to ensure that viewport displays plan based on UCS whenever it changes in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Preparing MX and 12D Data for Editing in InfraWorks 360 - follow horizontal geometry rules, check steps to setup imported MX geometry string for InfraWorks processing, design vertical geometry as horizontal using IP methods in Civil 3D, Andrew Milford, From the Ground Up, May 25, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Vault 2016 - Separating Editable Inventor Frame Members from Un-Editable Content Centre Parts - setup property, Vault rule to categorize content center parts, copy existing content center lifecycle to suitable name, create Vault category before setting 'G_L is not empty condition' to form rule, Kim Hyde, CADline, May 26, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Reverse Your Presentations in Inventor - click on sequence view in browser, right-click on top level explosion, choose 'view as assembly' to remove check, reverse sequence steps in browser, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 25, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Preparing Your Autodesk Inventor Project File for Inventor 2016 - copy, paste template, design data directories in Windows explorer, copy custom material, appearance libraries to this directory before copying project file, point project to locations where it is to be used, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 25, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Debugging Slowed Down by Error Messages - remove error prone components, add code in Inventor.exe.config file to solve issues in output/debug window, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 22, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Got Your Repeaters in a Twist - visit 'flip direction' checkbox to reverse one number when node numbers are in opposite direction, undo, delete adaptive component if hosted adaptive component disappears when flipping direction in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, May 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2016 - Preparing Project Templates - amend templates to accommodate any new changes as new software version comes up, define levels in project template, gather clear knowledge of office standards text, file locations, John Flanagan, CADline, May 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Wall by Face Via Generic Model Family - create simple four point adaptive component, place family in project, apply wall-by-face command located under wall options to pick face in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, May 22, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: Create Dimension on Detail Component - set Options.ComputeReferences to true, call GetSymbolGeometry if GeometryInstance is found when iterating GeometryElement in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, May 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

First Look: Solid Edge ST8 - pattern-by-table tool, updated 'like me' patterning tool, ability to run on Microsoft Surface 3 tablet operating with Windows 8.1, enhanced helical curve feature, 3D electrical routing, Teamcenter integration, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 26, 2015 (more Solid Edge articles)

ST8: Design Intent and Live Rules - 'Design Intent' is name of new interface panel for live rules, check boxes for 'Design Intent' enable user to turn on or off the various Intent relations, dimensions, or persistent face relations in model, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 25, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Transferring Flow Loads to Shell Elements - mesh prior to importing flow results as flow needs to identify pressure loads at node locations on mesh, Corey Gulley, Fisher/Unitech, May 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Ducting Best Practices - tips to handle errors, incomplete routes that happens when SOLIDWORKS lays duct in interface, Alen Topic, Javelin Technologies, May 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

CAD Apps, For When You're Mobile - eDrawings Pro, Solid Edge Mobile Viewer, PTC Creo View Mobile, Autodesk ForceEffect, Solid Edge Pro, AutoCAD, PTC Creo on Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet, Carlos Gonzalez, Machine Design, May 21, 2015 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Using a Contour Surface Area Operation to Do Undercutting - create tool paths on cylinder, then project them onto surface of part in NX CAM, John Pearson, Design Fusion, May 21, 2015 (more NX CAM articles)

User-Defined Library Comes to DARS Chemical Reaction Simulation Tool - improvements include: optimized workflows to reduce workload, improve accessibility, easier connections to STAR-CCM+, STAR-CD, faster simulations, parallel library calculations, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 25, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles, engineering analysis articles)

Siemens PLM Software Dials In on Digitalization at Annual Conference - quality management platform, Omneo Performance Analytics was released; Solid Edge ST8 was released; new PLM software, services solution was launched that aimed at enhancing efficiency for global 'Energy & Utilities' industry, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 21, 2015 (more Solid Edge articles)

MicroStation Tip - Aligning Patterns - use common pattern intersection point defined in drawing for all patterning, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 22, 2015 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Plug-in How-To - Porting an Existing Plug-in to a New SDK - create plug-in project in new SDK, plugin having same name as existing plugin, copy source, port custom settings, David Garlisch, Another Fine Mesh, May 3, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Interactive Cover of Compass Magazine is the Coolest Engineering Marketing of 2015 So Far - when pointing iPhone at cover, magazine's app loads 3D model of cover into phone, enabling to explore model, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, May 22, 2015 (more marketing articles)

AutoCAD DWG Files Unexpectedly Increase in File Size - open affected drawing in AutoCAD 2015, check label 'automatically purge orphaned data,' apply DXFOUT, WBLOCK, DGNEXPORT commands to remove line types in AutoCAD LT, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

A360 Viewer Widget and Selecting a DWG Export Setup - embed widget into web pages to view design files that are dragged/dropped onto it, access table via direct iteration as collection of KeyValuePairs, or by traversal of stored keys obtained from GetKeys(), Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 22, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Inventor 2016: Migrate Style Library with Style Library Manager Ends in Read-Only Library - close style library manager 2016, open 'studiolighting.xml' from just migrated design data folder in XML editor or Windows Notepad, locate studio lightning version line to change values from 4 to 3, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Promotes Open Design with AnyCAD - AnyCAD comes with integrated file interoperability technology that provides direct associative capabilities without requiring file translation, allows real-time design workflow that is open, transparent, Derrek Cooper, The Virtual Engineer, May 8, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

View Specific Client Graphics - VBA code to create view specific graphics in each view window in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Future of MCAD - browser-based modeler, Onshape has most commands located in single line of icons, pancake button helps select units, specify properties, rename model, tabs along bottom hold parts, assemblies, support files, print, basic version is free, Ralph Grabowski, Design Engineering, May 22, 2015 (more MCAD articles, Onshape articles)

Tech Tip: Creating a Thread in 60 Seconds - create helix by referencing cylinder or cone that defines its diameter, sketch thread profile, create sweep to cut thread in Onshape, Cody Armstrong, Onshape, May 20, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

A Look Within Onshape's 3D Section View - click on cube-like icons in graphics area to open section view command menu, pre-select 1 plane, planar face or mate connector to use as section plane, apply manipulator to manipulate section view, Darren Henry, Onshape, May 18, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Introducing the New Kid on the Block: SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) - add-in allows creation of Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) on 3D model, organizes PMI by making it easy-to-read, interpret, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, May 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Automatically Adding Files to Enterprise PDM - access EPDM admin tool, right-click on username, select settings, click on 'adding files' before adding file extension to list of file extensions, Justin Webster, InFlow Technology, May 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Knurled Surfaces - in part file, knurled surface can be represented by textured appearance; in drawing file, it can be represented with area hatch/filllng in SOLIDWORKS, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, May 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bottom-Up? Top-Down - process of designing parts using top-down or in-context design with reference to out of context, locked, broken references in SOLIDWORKS, Dave Walden, CADimensions Blog, May 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Move Sketch - pick sketch entities to be moved, hold ctrl key while dragging selected entities from vertex to gain greater control over where sketch is to be dropped in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, May 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Start with a Concept? Avoid the Blank Concept Design - Q&A with Shaun Kroeger from solidThinking about poly mesh technology, free-form, rendering technology in new release for Evolve, working with SOLIDWORKS, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 21, 2015 (more solidThinking articles)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W550s - CAD-class laptop with ultra low voltage Intel Core i7-5600U CPU, NVIDIA Quadro K620M graphics card, three cell front (44 Whr), 6 cell rear high capacity batteries, can last all day on batteries, AEC Magazine, May 15, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

Review: HP Zbook 15u - enterprise-class CAD laptop with ultra low voltage Intel Core i7-5600U CPU, AMD FirePro M4170 graphics card, highly portable, optimized for entry-level 3D CAD, BIM, AEC Magazine, May 15, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

ST8: 'Like Me' Synchronous Pattern Recognition - identifying patterns of selected geometry using 'recognize patterns' tool, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 20, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

What Do Users Really Think About Their PLM System? - People are happy with their PLM systems, but are starting to expect more, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, May 20, 2015 (more PLM articles)

PTC Doubles Down on IoT Market - CEO James Heppelmann explained logic behind PTC's investment in IoT technology, Rob Spiegel, Design News, May 12, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

BIM: Then and Now - SysQue Systems real-world, 3D accurate components that allows creating Revit MEP models easily, Ryan Joyce, AUGI Library, May 20, 2015 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

The Narrative Potential of Daylight Analysis - daylight analysis helps identify problem areas, measure progress toward project goals, compare design options; together with renderings, analysis builds complete case for design, Carl Sterner, AEC Magazine, May 18, 2015 (more AEC articles)

How to Make a Successful ArchiCAD User Group, Pt 2: The Meeting - conduct meetings frequently, allow users to participate in conversations, limit meeting time to maximum two hours, decide on start time, location, technology, content, focus on community building, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 19, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Autodesk Posts Solid Q1 Despite Strong US Dollar - revenue was $647 million, up 9% compared to 1Q15, suites revenue was $240 million, up 14% from a year ago, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 19, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

V-Ray 3.0: New Features: Interface and Frame Buffer - toolbar is split up into sections, offers three cameras accessible from toolbar, light lister keeps all lights organized, allows adding HairFarm, Ornatrix modifiers in projects, improved rendering options, Paul Hatton, 3DTotal, May 19, 2015 (more 3ds max articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - Stretching & Splitting a PLC - tips to split or stretch PLC symbol in its original place in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, May 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD 2016: Trusted Paths and AutoLoader - sign all app-in files with own digital signature, add certificate to local machine's trusted certificates cache, or invoke TRUSTEDPATHS command to add executable file path to trusted path, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2016 - Automatic Drawing Plot Scale - place property in title block to allow Inventor pick up scale factor of first placed view, assign it to sheet properties of drawing as property initial view scale, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2016 - iLogic - Remove All Adaptivity in Assembly - open any part or assembly, uncheck 'adaptively used in assembly' option to break any existing adaptive links between file, any assembly that uses it, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

BIM for MFG - Open Revit Files in Inventor 2014 - select RVT files from open dialog, pick view as insert view window pops up, choose either single composite feature or multi-body part to open native Revit project files, Clinton Brown, CADline, May 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

UnInclude WorkSurfaces in All DrawingViews on All Sheets - code to iterate sheets, drawing views while considering that referenced document could be assembly or part in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sloped Railing Without a Host - feature allows option to create ramp from floors before forming independent, continuous railing that follows floor, alternately generate railing that is entirely independent of stair or continuous stepped railing in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, May 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Create View Template - Tool Description - right clicking context menu offers option to create view template from view, context doesn't demand usage of language 'current view' as it is based on Revit view selected in first place, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulation Sees Linear Processing Scalability to 55,000 Cores - importance of HPC to simulation, STAR-CCM+ reaches scalability to 55,000 cores, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 22, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles)

Siemens PLM Advances Systems-Driven Product Development with LMS Imagine.Lab 14 - LMS Amesim facilitates continuity between CAD, 1D simulation approach; LMS Sysdm 14 provides direct link from LMS Sysdm to Teamcenter, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, May 20, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

ANSYS to Offer Public Cloud Hosting Option for Enterprises - ANSYS Enterprise Cloud on AWS is not SaaS, but it runs ANSYS in 'virtual private cloud,' Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 21, 2015 (more ANSYS articles, cloud articles)

App: Improving the Payload Capacity of a Truck-Mounted Crane - demo app for analyzing truck-mounted crane designs in COMSOL Multiphysics, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, May 21, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

DraftSight PDF Import Tool and the Benefit to SOLIDWORKS Users - tool converts, imports PDF files into entities that can be modified in DraftSight, filters entities created by color, creates one layer for each to rebuild layers, Josh Altergott, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, May 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Cut Down Drawing Load Time with Detached Drawings in SOLIDWORKS - create detached drawings when trying to add annotations, notes, or clerical updates to drawing without having to wait for model to load, Dave Bazinet, CADD Edge, May 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Flow in a Piping System - demonstrates examples like purging piping system of residual gases, mixing gases within piping system, calculating stress, displacement due to the fluid flow pressures to determine pipe flow analysis, Corey Bower, YouTube, May 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Verify FPGA and ASIC Video Streaming Capabilities on MATLAB or Simulink - Vision HDL Toolbox is library of image processing, computer vision algorithms designed for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 20, 2015 (more MATLAB articles)

Review: Dell Precision M3800 - Intel Core i7 4712HQ CPU, 2GB NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card, 3 USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 2, impressive 4K touch display, but results in significant drop in performance, AEC Magazine, May 15, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

Using the Solid Edge Relationship Browser - access utility under Solid Edge installation folder, defined kinds of relationships in assembly, select filters to display assembly relationships in bottom area, Steven Sheldon, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 20, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Direct FSI Approach to Computing the Acoustic Radiation Force - understanding fluid-structure interaction formulation, considering nonlinear acoustic phenomena in COMSOL Multiphysics, Alon Grinenko, COMSOL Blog, May 20, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2015 - Cleaning Up Drawing Files - invoke OVERKILL command to clean up drawings prior to issue or key stages of projects, select elements in drawing, click OK to delete spare elements, optimize polylines, welds/joins co-linear lines that overlap, Dennis Collin, CADline, May 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 17: Extracting Data and Using Standards in AutoCAD 2015 - discusses tips to create DXE file, add/remove drawing files for extraction before including objects, properties to result, relevance of LAYTRANS command for modifying generated layers in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Adding New File Location Using Sheetset API - determine new sheet location, run code to list model views from all AutoCAD drawings in path under sheetset manager, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

DWG File Type Association - understanding various registry keys that are useful if multiple software are installed in system that can open AutoCAD .dwg files, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Black or Missing Appearance Thumbnails in Quick Access List - open appearance quick access dropdown list to load thumbnails of personal appearance library in list, else set active another library before saving project file, pick personal library to load thumbnails in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Is This Object Supported by the API? - create object, select it in UI, debug into VBA code to check value in Inventor watches window, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 19, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2016 New Features - More Multi-Disciplinary Enhancements - new rotate project north tool rotates view-specific detail elements, 'open sheet view' option allows opening sheet on which view is placed, updated revisions tracking tools, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, May 20, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2013 - Sections of 3D AutoCAD Drawings - import 3D .dwg file into new family, load family into Revit project to allow Revit sections cut through drawing as expected, view floor plan correctly, Justin Doughty, CADline, May 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

How Do I Add or Remove Revit Content? - open control panel, select Autodesk Revit content libraries to uninstall/change, pick content to add or deselect content to be removed in add or remove content page, update installation, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Walls Copied to Revit Structure are Inaccurate - employ architectural wall type for copied walls in structural model, avoid using copy/monitor to copy walls to structural model, alternately apply copy/monitor tools for linked model, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Transitioning to Level 2 BIM, Pt 2 - addressing Revit implementation, training of practice staff to use Revit, Shaun Bryant, AEC Magazine, May 14, 2015 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

Vectorworks 2016 and Beyond - talk about new features: energy analysis, point cloud, project sharing, Barbara D'Aloisio, Novedge, May 19, 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

Component Swapping into LayOut Templates - quickly create identical presentations for multiple, similar models in SketchUp, YouTube, May 12, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

How You Can Perfectly Align Text in SOLIDWORKS - use curve selection box in text property manager to align text to other sketch features, ENGINEERING.com, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

3DQuickPress v6: What's New - Component Group and Animation Tool - set component group according to die set structure, run die set animation, interference detection to detect interference of components in die set, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, May 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bicycle Frame Design Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Pt 2 - check if two contacting surfaces can be knitted, save permanent knit features till end of modeling process, activate 'verification on rebuild' within performance section, blend lofts that share same profile, Waleed Al-rabeh, HRS Blog, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

EPDM Attempts to Automatically Login on Windows Login - Search/Indexing Issue - upgrade SOLIDWORKS to reset index paths, verify paths after upgrade, Jeff Barker, InFlow Technology, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Bentley Reports $625 Million Revenue for 2014 - 2014 revenue growth was particularly strong in Middle East, South East Asia, 'Greater China,' India, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 18, 2015 (more MicroStation articles)

CAMWorks - Post-Processing - post-processor translates CAMWorks language to machine G-code, considering examples of custom post edits, Tyler Reid of GoEngineer, YouTube, May 18, 2015 (more CAMWorks articles)

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing: The Next Generation Manufacturing Technology - Q&A with Andreas Saar of Siemens PLM Software about benefits of hybrid additive manufacturing, its working with Siemens NX software, industries getting benefits, Siemens PLM Software Blog, May 9, 2015 (more NX articles)

Item in Script - definition of item, loading existing item, creating new item in certain workspace, deleting owner item of script in PLM 360, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 16, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Navisworks Freedom, Manage and Simulate 2016 New Features - A First Look - offers new BIM 360 license type, Navisworks core engine in AutoCAD, installs BIM 360 while installing Navisworks, reviews design models, data using Autodesk file readers, prints 2D sheets with markups, Heidi Boutwell, CADLearning, May 19, 2015 (more Navisworks articles)

InfraWorks 360: Import or Sketch Avoidance Area and Calculate Costs - add avoidance zones in model, optimize corridors to specify avoidance areas as cost zones for optimization jobs, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, May 18, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Converting AcDbObjectIdArray to IAcadSelectionSet - export set of selected objects to BMP format, visit retrieve ObjectIds list to obtain associated IAcadEntity using global function AcAxGetIUnknownOfObject in AutoCAD, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 18, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 - The What's New Trailers - enhanced part modeling features, T-splines tool allows creating symmetrical shapes easily, offers sheet metal tools like automatic thickness detection, zero bend radii, multi-body support, new presentation features, home screen, electromechanical improvements, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 18, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Keep Your Files Checked Out - select 'keep files checked out' option when checking file into Vault, pick close files or delete working copies once project work, file cleanup completes in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, May 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Add the Center of Gravity to a View - open/create view on which center of gravity is to be set, expand view, right-click on IAM or IPT that view was created from, select center of gravity before adding dimensions in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, May 18, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Why I Don't See Arc Grid in Elevation/Section Views - drag gridlines control point in elevation or section view, find arc gridlines in elevation/section view when section/view is perpendicular with gridlines, section line through grid center in Revit, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 19, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Placing MEP Fabrication Parts in Revit 2016 - specify fabrication configuration, load fabrication services into model before placing fabrication parts in Revit MEP model, Dennis Collin, CADline, May 19, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

2 Ways to Fix a System Classification vs System Type Error in Revit - drag, rejoin one connector to correct system to regenerate system, cut any one of problem elements, paste align before using 'connect into' to get element connected with system, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Useful Search Applications for Finding Engineering Data - text-based solutions: Alcove9, Autodesk PLM 360, Convergence Data, DesignDataManager, Directworks, Knovel, Google Search Appliance, IHS, Infor, SharePoint 2013, Noetic-Data, Dick Bourke, ENGINEERING.com, May 19, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Cool Engineering Apps: Get It Together with Evernote - centralized place to keep client's contact info, notes from meeting or sketch of design, premium version is available for $50/year, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 20, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Creating a Wavelength Tunable LED Simulation App - can be used to assess emission properties of AlGaN/InGaN light-emitting diode, automating results analysis techniques through custom methods in COMSOL Multiphysics, Matt Pooley, COMSOL Blog, Jan 26, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

In High-Tech Electronics, Managing Three Lifecycles As One is a New Key to Product Development - IoT is driving need for PLM, ALM, EDM to work together, high tech's low rates of PLM successes is worrying, Laila Hirr, ENGINEERING.com, May 19, 2015 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

AVEVA F15 Meets Expectations, Not in Talks - total revenue was down 12% y/y, engineering & design revenue was down 8% in cc, enterprise solutions revenue was up 3% cc, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 19, 2015 (more PLM articles)

How to Copy Your SOLIDWORKS Settings Correctly When Upgrading to a New Major Release - open copy settings wizard in previous version of SOLIDWORKS, select save settings, click next button, browse location to save file, rename SOLIDWORKS registry before running latest version to restore settings, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Avoiding Warps in Injection Molded Parts - determine how much part wraps, direction that warpage tends to exist, check mating requirements of parts considering that every injection molded part will wrap in SOLIDWORKS, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2014: Title Block Customization - Rows and Columns - tips to customize title block to have automated row, column number, set customization parameters before using title block in multiple projects, Brian Do, MCAD Tech Blog, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Replace Assembly with a Part or Part with Assembly in a Drawing View - open assembly, right-click on component to open option to replace that component, replace assembly with part or part with assembly in drawing view, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Use Enterprise PDM's Smart Hyperlinks in Other Applications - install SOLIDWORKS EPDM in machine to recognize special formatting for hyperlinks, Dave Mandl, SolidNotes, May 19, 2015 (more DriveWorks articles, SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

We Have a Communication Problem in STEM Education - talking about STEM should be fun, engaging, understandable, captivate, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 15, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

Engineering Student Puts Graduation on Hold for Something Even Better - USC Viterbi School of Engineering student, Jason Zide is helping design race cars for Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team during his year-long internship, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, May 18, 2015 (more Jobs and Careers articles, engineering articles)

ArchiCAD 19: Performance BIM - can read point clouds for import of survey data, enhanced to better import Rhino geometry, improved surface labeling, collision detection, IFC output enhancements, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 2015 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

Architects Better Believe in Disruptions - They Are in One - 4 disruptions in AEC industry: documentation, 2D to 3D, BIM, data disruption, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, May 15, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Automate Actions Using AutoCAD Action Recorder - record repetitive tasks as action macro, save it with .actm extension to recall it whenever required, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, May 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Things to Consider When Installing AutoCAD Electrical in a Multi-User Environment - consider network share for sharing databases, libraries, environment file (wd.env) for search paths, databases, icon menus, templates, miscellaneous files, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, May 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Creating a Rectangular Jigsaw Puzzle with Specific Dimensions Inside AutoCAD Using .NET - add command to jigsaw application that generates geometry for jigsaw puzzle of specified size with specified number of pieces, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

5 Quick Tips, Autodesk Inventor Application Options - adjust part environment options to project reference geometry automatically, visit assembly environment to display component names after relationship names, drawing environment to change default behavior for non-Inventor DWG files to import from open, Jonathan Landeros, CAD Setter Out, May 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Autoplot Multiple Panels to a Single DXF for CNC Use - preparing Autoplot 2D for CNC, DXF with Woodwork for Inventor, Graham Mansfield, Making Wood Work for You, May 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2016 - IFC Observations - create project parameter using ObjectTypeOverrides parameters that allows generating filter focused on generic model category in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Copy Monitor to Extract Nested Families from Host Layouts and Create Free Instances - create new instances of all nested families, set original element IDs to original/new instances, rotate instances to match original before copying all parameters from original elements to new instances in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - 3D Section View - click default 3D view command to create 3D view, right-click on 3D view in project browser, create identical view before selecting desired section view from list of sections already placed in model, James Philip, CADline, May 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: PipeScheduleType is Missing for a rte File - workaround is to create pipe segment manually that is not accessible via API, followed by generation of pipe schedule type automatically, move PipeType.Class property to pipe to obtain schedule type, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, May 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Snap Overrides for Less Frustration - right-click while in sketch mode to activate boundary drawing tool, select 'snap overrides,' endpoints to unlock constraints, The Revit Kid, May 18, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

ST8: Pattern By Table - creating pattern using table of points, rotations, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 18, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Batch View Update - brief description of each button in Batch View Update program for Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, May 9, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Who is SOLIDWORKS Simulation's Target Audience? - Q&A with Delphine Genouvrier of SOLIDWORKS about simulation in SOLIDWORKS, accessibility in 3DEXPERIENCE, advancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Troubleshooting an Assembly in SOLIDWORKS That Won't Open - highlight assembly model, click configurations pull-down menu to select advanced, choose 'new configuration showing assembly structure only' option in configure document dialog to create new configuration in assembly file, Dave Bazinet, CADD Edge, May 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

STL Output Settings for CAD - employ binary option to save disk space, specify units used in model, set deviation tolerance level, angle tolerance before printing model in SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Marvin, 3D Vision Technologies, May 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Admin Image Deployment - Why Won't My Installation Start - open scheduler to check status of task, add 'everyone' group to share permissions if local system account trying to access admin image fails to share because of restricted share permissions, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, May 18, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Manage Favorite Materials - tips to handle materials that are created in SOLIDWORKS so as to obtain easy access while designing parts, Charn Jivaphaiboonskdi, YouTube, May 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Additive Manufacturing Team 3D-Prints Working Jet Engine - Angel Trumpet 3D printed jet engine project was completed at GE Aviation's Additive Development Center near Cincinnati, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 16, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Cool Engineering Apps: Onshape's Mobile Interface - interface is similar to SOLIDWORKS, but has different navigation features, learning curve isn't too steep, paid version is available at $100 a user/month, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 18, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 9 - turn centerlines off in view, bind all sub-assemblies within assembly so they can be exploded with explode command, get rid of internal 'holes,' Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 12, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

ArchiCAD 19 New Features - Performance - background processing is faster, uses all of processor's remaining capacity to build up different model views, ArchiCAD SADC, May 15, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

IoT World 2015: Big Data and Open Platforms Dominate Talks - GE demoed ChillHub, wired refrigerator complemented by smart apps; connected product is experience augmented by automation, real-time data, services, apps, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 15, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD for SOLIDWORKS - Autodesk Nastran environment recognizes model geometry features very well, applying constraints is straightforward, model files are 'readable' text files, suitable for advanced CAD-embedded finite element analysis, Attilio Colangelo, CADdigest.com, May 18, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, Nastran articles)

New Old Tricks for Newbies and Old Dogs - avoid inputting orthographic numeric values by entering characters N, W, S, set value of OSNAPZ variable to 1 before object snapping, invoke POLYGON command to create wipeout frame in shape of circle in AutoCAD, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, May 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Custom AutoCAD Linetypes - visit DesignCenter to copy already created linetype into file, or copy, paste entity with that linetype applied, download TO-LIN.lsp or NEW-LIN.lsp from 'Tee Square Graphics' to extract linetype from DWG file, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Sending an Email Template from within AutoCAD - apply assemblyref Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook code to trigger outlook from .NET command which is loaded in macro button, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

/api/get_checklist_headers Not Returning Full List - employ filter_id for 'all checklist' if goal is to retrieve all checklist visible in BIM 360 Field Web UI, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, May 12, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Read TinVolumeSurface Triangles in Civil 3D - employ COM version of object - AeccTinVolumeSurface having OutputTriangles property to gain access to list of triangles of surface, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, May 14, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor: Top 10 iLogic & API Tips - visit customization forum to search iLogic methods, check Inventor SDK repositories, user tools, developer tools, limit usage of variables, place message boxes throughout rule to easily debug iLogic code, Alex Fielder, Design and Motion, May 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tools for 3D Printing in Inventor - pick from pre-defined list of printers, employ 'orientation and set position tools' to reposition model in printing envelope of printer, apply direct, partition tool to make changes to model geometry, split model into smaller bodies, David Ponka, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding a Custom Hatch Pattern to Revit 2015 - visit manage tab, select additional settings, fill patterns, determine if drafting or model hatch is to be created, pick new button in fill patterns dialog, pick custom option, import button to import pattern, James Philip, CADline, May 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Original Materials and Phase Filters - open phasing dialog box, visit graphics overrides tab to set new material in material column, new phase with 'by category' to make wall material appear normal, James Philip, CADline, May 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Slope and Elevation Grading Family - set custom family with some parameters, formulas in right way to calculate slopes, spot elevations in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, May 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

VR Mini Hackathon and Creating a TextNote with 4 New Create Revit 2016 API Methods - one method allows creating text note that has adjustable width, next method shows ways to form text box with fixed width in Revit, Jaime Rosales, AEC DevBlog, May 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

It's Time for a CAD Monitor Makeover - updated display setup makes visual workspace bigger, clearer, more precise, resulting in greater productivity, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, May 14, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

Eurocom P5 Pro - powerful performance, spectacular 4K display, above-average expansion capability, but 15.6" display is cramped for 4K resolution, heavy, limited battery life, base model priced at $1907, JV Bolkan, Cadalyst, May 14, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Accounting for Coatings and Determining Pre-Plate Dimensions - create copy of body, place duplicate, original body in same location, select move/copy, visit property manager to pick copy option, leave inputs as 0 to obtain 2 solid bodies that occupy same space, Jay Pinheiro, Fisher/Unitech, May 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Create Custom Part from SOLIDWORKS Toolbox - visit data utilities folder, locate, run sldsetdocprop.exe program to add any files to Toolbox flag in SOLIDWORKS, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, May 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Low Resources - What's Holding My RAM Hostage? - run RAMMAP.exe program, visit processes tab to check applications that are using standby RAM, click in empty menu to dump standby memory, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's New in 2015 for Subscription Services Customers - SOLIDWORKS Costing, large design review, sheet metal, chain component pattern, assembly view in exploded state, Asya Bashina, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, May 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

HP Talks About PageWide - improvements in photographic quality for page-wide print technology, projected life expectancy for typical head, technical barriers to using latex ink in pagewide heads, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, May 11, 2015 (more large format printer articles)

When is a Designer Not a Designer? - design is matter of approach rather than education, qualification, Jeremy Pullin, DEVELOP 3D, May 13, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

Marketers of Master's of Engineering Degrees Face Special Challenges - tailor web site content to talk more about details of what engineers will learn, focus campaigns on making sure that engineers have heard of program, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 9, 2015 (more marketing articles)

3D Printing 201 - Hollow Composites - using FDM Soluble material to create inexpensive, quick, one-time-use patterns for hollow core composite layups, Tyler Reid of GoEngineer, YouTube, May 13, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration - entirely focused on projects, platform neutrality, all functionality can be accessed on mobile device, ability to link documents to element in model, Aconex plug-in allows Revit model to be directly published to Aconex project, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 12, 2015 (more AEC articles)

ArchiCAD 19 New Features - Documentation - ability to dimension storey level lines easily, ArchiCAD SADC, May 12, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

ArchiCAD 19 New Features - Open BIM - supports common file formats of point cloud .xyz,.e57 files, ArchiCAD SADC, May 13, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Retaining Contour Labels After Extracting Contour Polylines - avoid exploding, manipulating original labels if used in drawing, retain dynamic link of original labels to surface's elevation, place labels carefully as they will label both surface, extracted contours in AutoCAD, Phil Zimmerman, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, May 13, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips, Civil 3D tutorials)

New Startup Switch for AutoCAD - select AutoCAD properties, visit shortcut tab, insert /SAFEMODE at very end of target line, click apply before launching AutoCAD using shortcut icon, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 16: Stretching Out - process of inserting drawing into constrained geometry, opening properties palette, calculator to add variables in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Exploding Text Into Lines - install express tools, invoke TXTEXP command, select text, view disappearance of selected text before they return in mirrored state in form of polylines in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Inventor 2016 - iLogic - Rename All Solid Bodies in Part - apply iLogic rule that increment names if number of solid bodies exceeds 9, 99 or more than 99 in part, rename solid bodies to be filename of part with incremented suffix, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 14, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Making Your AutoCAD Civil 3D Project Shine, Pt 2 - perform line of sight, measure distances, terrain, sight distance analysis on project, apply predefined style rules, review, update changes in InfraWorks 360 before sharing presentation, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, May 13, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2016 New Features - Multi-Disciplinary Enhancements - new graphics mode option allows navigation during redraw, saved view enhancement remembers pan, zoom states of view after they are closed, selection boxes tool quickly isolates selected elements in 3D view, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, May 13, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2016: Keyboard Shortcuts - assign finish edit mode, cancel edit mode commands as keyboard shortcuts to avoid issue if contextual menu for editing profiles or boundaries doesn't always appear in Revit, Justin Doughty, CADline, May 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a New Pipe System Type - visit system browser, right click to select type properties, create duplicate of existing type before viewing system classifications of existing pipe in Revit MEP, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, May 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Simulation Improves Life of EGR Coolers - exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) design challenges, simulating EGR cooler using ANSYS Fluent, Mechanical, optimizing EGR for even cooling, structural stability, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 14, 2015 (more ANSYS articles)

Modeling Metallic Objects in Wave Electromagnetic Problems - using impedance, transition, perfect electric conductor boundary conditions for modeling metallic surfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, May 14, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

ThingWorx 6.0 Ships - But What Does It Do for IoT? - PTC has included variety of security features including vulnerability protection, improved encryption, certificate support, FIPS-140-2 compliance, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 14, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

LiveWorx - PTC Aiming for the IoTop? - partnering agreement with servicemax is reinforcement of PTC's IoT strategy; ThingWorx Converge is intended to deliver product development to IoT integration, Allan Behrens, Texal.com, May 13, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

Updates on Modeling a Hydrostatic Pressure with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 - create split line to define waterline, wetted surface, form custom coordinate system, add pressure 'external load' to model water pressure before editing equation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, May 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Library Features - apply single connector, add connector to library, specify name, location of connector in design library to allow library feature to be visible in simulation study, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, May 12, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Adding a Footer Row to Your Inspection Report Templates - select row that is expected to appear after all exported characteristics, visit formulas tab to define name as 'IXFooterRow' followed by 3 numbers before saving report template in SOLIDWORKS, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, May 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

AIA: Advanced View of Technology Companies at AIA Atlanta - companies exhibiting at event: Autodesk, AIA Contract Documents, Bentley, Trimble, Nemetschek AG companies, CMD, PlanGrid, PlanDrop, Kubity, Architosh, May 13, 2015 (more AEC articles)

COE 2015 Focuses on Experience - Dassault Systemes' executives talked about 3DEXPERIENCE platform, its open architecture, Living Heart Project, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 11, 2015 (more CATIA articles, CAD show articles)

Machining 3D Parts - 7 steps necessary to achieve desired results in terms of shape, finish, cycle time: roughing, re-machining with smaller tool, scanning part's low-lying areas, Roger Goble & Doug Noxell, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

First Look: HDR Light Studio 5 - 'Reborn' in a New Light - new, flexible full screen UI, lighting preview renderer provides instant updates for lighting, diffuse/reflection changes, available on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, May 13, 2015 (more rendering articles)

8 of the Best CAD Sites Online - GrabCAD, Develop3D, SolidSmack, Design & Motion, Engineering.com, SketchUcation, Shapeways, 3DTotal, 3DxBlog, May 13, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

A Look at XREFs - benefits, path, status, 2 types of XREF in AutoCAD: attachment, overlay, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, May 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Retrieve Dimensioning References - dimensioning: to family instance centre reference planes, between grid, edge of face, to wall opening wrapping location in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Installing Your Brand New 2016 Autodesk Suite - make sure to have local admin rights, turn off antivirus, UAC, keep new license files if running a network licensed version, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 12, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Multi Body Assembly Tip - add freshly modeled multi body parts to existing assembly in Inventor, Graham Mansfield, You Tube, May 7, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Living on the Edge Band - Display Cover Direction & Color - enable 'Woodwork for Inventor' highlight tool to display applied covering to model, Graham Mansfield, Making Wood Work for You, May 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Select the Right CAD Tool for the Job, Pt 1 - consider company's history of CAD tools, ask diagnostic questions, think, draw conclusions, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 13, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Prevent End-of-Project Data Surprises - ask detailed questions, preferably in writing, at start of project, if project management team addresses concerns, then no unwanted surprises in future, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 13, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

Altair Invests in GPU-Optimized CFD Simulation Solver - Altair is investing in FluiDyna, can offer its users: ultraFluidX for internal/external/environmental aerodynamics, nanoFluidX for particle-based fluid dynamics, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 13, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Transient Dynamic Impact Solutions: Mass Impacting Rod - predicting maximum impact stresses produced when concentrated mass, traveling at constant velocity, impacts end of uniform beam or rod, David Dearth, Desktop Engineering, May 8, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Engineering Notes: Ideal Gas Law and Gas Constants - reorder equation to solve for moles, determine molar mass, total mass of gas, calculate specific gas constant, simplify specific version of ideal gas law, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 14, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Global Competition Challenges Students in Engineering and Aviation - finalists from Netherlands, Japan, China, Brazil, UK choose from subjects like efficiency, passenger experience, energy, affordable growth, traffic growth, community friendliness, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, May 13, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Toys Aimed at Teaching 3D Printing to STEM Families - Mattel, Autodesk team up to offer new kind of 3D design experience, kids will be able to customize, design, 3D print toys, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 4, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Mcor's 3DPrinters. Get Students Into STEM Free for 3 Years - Q&A with Julie Reece of Mcor about using ordinary copy paper as build material, photorealistic color in 3D model, Mcor approaching to schools, makers, importance of making 3D printing prototypes, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 6, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Controlling the SOLIDWORKS Numbers - decimal rounding rules, its limitations, controlling values of equation or bill of material, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, May 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files - edit existing appearance with texture using 'advanced' option, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using a Multiple Unit System in SOLIDWORKS Equations - SOLIDWORKS automatically converts values from differing unit systems, expression maintains original value, multiple unit system for easy modification, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Review: Vero VISI Series 21 - clean UI, multi-cavity support, new surface modeling tools, more formalized constraints, new NC simulator for G-code verification, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 12, 2015 (more VISI reviews)

Driving Down the Cost of Manufacturing Through Software - easy-to-use aPriori can analyze CAD for best parts costing, generate data that facilitate better manufacturing, design decisions, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 12, 2015 (more PLM articles)

Detail Makes Your KeyShot Rendering More Believable - drag downloaded image onto KeyShot library folder, create sheet music, drag image of music onto sheet of paper from preview window, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 8, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

Using Scenes and Layers to Explore Room Design Options - different ways of arranging furniture, accessories in room, YouTube, Apr 28, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

ANSYS Jumps on the Simulation Cloud with 16.1 Release - ANSYS Enterprise Cloud will be available through browser, common user environment will be able to connect all ANSYS tools, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 12, 2015 (more ANSYS articles, cloud articles)

New ANSYS Enterprise Cloud Aims for Smarter Simulation on Demand - simplifies, accelerates transition to cloud-based simulation by providing reference architecture for end-to-end simulation that can be deployed within days, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, May 11, 2015 (more ANSYS articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD Tip - Add Your Own Synonyms - visit manage menu, click on edit aliases, edit synonym list to open .pgp file containing list of command synonyms, Lynn Allen, YouTube, May 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Civil 3D DWG File Size Too Big: Try These Steps - run audit to detect, fix errors, invoke -PURGE command to get access to REGAPPS option, download DGN hotfix if running Civil 3D 2014 or older, Ron Couillard, What's the Word on Civil 3D, May 8, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Sorting in Sheet Set Manager Model Tab - copy entire set to local hard drive, open sheet set file from there to allow drawings, folders on model tab sort alphabetically in AutoCAD, Kevin Spear, Land Development Engineering, May 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Use AutoCAD API in DWG File - Inventor API vs AutoCAD API: 2 functions to iterate through sheets, set prompt text values for given AutoCAD block, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 12, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

Quickly Reconcile All Layers - open layer properties manager palette, activate un-reconciled new layers filter, select layers before reconciling layers in AutoCAD, Michael Partenheimer, Cadalyst, May 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Shift, Control, and Tab Key Functionality - 'shift' pick to remove from selection set when picking objects in AutoCAD, 'tab' to cycle through various object snaps, 'control+R' to change or cycle through overlapping viewports in paper space, RT Rinehart, Cadalyst, May 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Process for Upgrading Files from Collaboration for Revit 2015 to 2016 - create new project, upgrade projects, Revit models to access 2015 project data in A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016, Chris Aquino, Revit Clinic, May 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Templates and Families Not Installed - install 2015 content that comes with separate installer, else perform full uninstall of content libraries, check if content was installed in right folder, locate revit.ini file to include path to folder once library gets installed, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 12, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Collaboration for Revit Error: Unable to Load Items - visit A360 team page, select admin from pop-up, choose projects on left, manage projects before clicking to deactivate link for problematic projects, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 8, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Set Part Level Sketches as Different Layers in Your Drawing - use sketch tools in drawings to convert entities, hide part level sketch to avoid overlapping, set layers as desired in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, May 12, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using a Map File When Exporting to DXF/DWG - enable 'custom map SOLIDWORKS to DXF/DWG' checkbox when saving DXF/DWG file, visit define layer, map entities, map colors table to define default layer, control layer mapping, select colors for entities, Innova Systems, Apr 28, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Line Thicknesses Explained - set custom size for line in line font menu to allow SOLIDWORKS display, print show lines as same thickness, Innova Systems, Apr 28, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - 2D to 3D and Back to DWG - process of converting files from 2D to 3D before making design changes to them in SOLIDWORKS, Cory Holden, YouTube, May 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Indent in Assembly Mode - application of indent feature when working with top down assembly method in SOLIDWORKS, Charn Jivaphaiboonskdi, YouTube, May 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Finding Strength in 3D Printing - Mark One Composite 3D printer uses patent pending process, features kinematic coupling to keep print bed at consistent level, Melissa Fassbender, Product Design & Development, Apr 22, 2015 (more rapid prototyping reviews)

Vectorworks Design Summit: Wrap Up and Details - interesting sessions by Jonathan Pickup, Marc Pancera; opening keynote by CEO Sean Flaherty, design keynote delivered by architect Leo Van Broeck focused on densification, sustainability, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 7, 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

3D Printing Lego Bunkbeds, Modeled in SketchUp - modeling Lego-compatible toy bed that can stack into bunkbeds, using extension that converts from SketchUp to STL, YouTube, May 1, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Cool Engineering Apps, Pt 1: Autodesk ForceEffect Motion - simulation app for creating, testing mechanical systems with moving parts, fully integrated with Autodesk 360, available for free from iTunes app store, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 6, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Cool Engineering Apps, Pt 2: Autodesk ForceEffect Flow - visualize 2D fluid flow around object with greater ease of use, available for free from iTunes app store, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, May 11, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

AutoCAD Block Creation Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting - reset block, make blocks explodeable, apply fields to reference area, re-set insert point, redefine block with design center, invoke BATTMAN, DRAWORDER, RENAME commands to improve AutoCAD productivity, Paul Munford, Design & Motion, May 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

More About COPY Command in AutoCAD, COPYM and NCOPY - apply COPYM, DIVIDE, MEASURE, NCOPY commands to perform array, divide measure operations for copy, create distance within copies of object, place objects at selected distance, copy nested objects, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, May 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Wire Number Attributes Get Some Attention in AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - generate new report format files to keep file in sync with actual fields available for report, visit edit wire number dialog to customize labels for user attributes, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, May 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Grip Edits Not Working - move grip between 2 points that don't work to reveal hidden overlapping grips in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, May 11, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Track Value Change on Plant 3D Database - access PnPDatabase that includes list of tables representing classes in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, May 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Inventor 2016 Updated Presentation Environment - additional controls are added in auto explode option, tweak command is redesigned with direct manipulation tools, process of creating/editing of trails is simplified, component selection is improved, David Ponka, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Suppress Folder in Assembly - go through each element, iterate every occurrence that elements reference while suppressing occurrence pattern in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Use GoExcel Outside a Rule - employ 'rule with arguments' method to indirectly call any iLogic functions from exe file or add-in in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 11, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Introduction to Revit Macros, Pt 2 - create MEP discipline views, obtain elements in model, filter out everything except levels, create/start new transaction, add counters to number of views created before applying view template, Troy Gates, AUGI Library, May 8, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Form Using Revit Repeater in 2015 R2 - set up rig for repeater, select path elements, place adaptive component onto equivalent points on each divided path, apply new 'remove repeater' icon to dissolve repeater back to individual adaptive components, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, May 9, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Model Group Copy Technique - apply copy instance method for replicating defined model group before allowing usage of subsequent modify tools with no error/warning messages in Revit, Chris Perry, A Word on BIM, May 8, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Electric Machine Design Tool Integrates Into STAR-CCM+ for Design Exploration - SPEED suite 10.02 has improved Automation, winding editor, xGDF export file information, users can assess simulation with multiple operating scenarios, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 11, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles)

Simulating Analog-to-Digital Microdroplet Dispensers for LOCs - understanding mechanism of high-throughput droplet dispenser, verifying its function as interface between analog, digital microfluidic biochips on LOC device, Brianne Costa, COMSOL Blog, Apr 29, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Engineering 4.0 - sharing data in right format, distribution through automated delivery, update mechanism is key to enable Engineering 4.0, Rich Allen, Point Solutions, May 8, 2015 (more engineering articles)

PTC's $500M IoT Investment Sees Big Data Analytics & 3rd Party Integration - announced Big Data Analytic capabilities to ThingWorx, PTC's IoT platform; partnership with ServiceMax for service management of IoT platform, features of ThingWorx Converge, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 8, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

LiveWorx Connects Physical & Digital - Magic Happens - PTC adds ColdLight for Neuron solution that analyzes data to detect, predict failures, prescribe solutions; announced new partnership with ServiceMax, release of ThingWorx 6.0, development of ThingWorx Converge, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 9, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

PTC PLM VISION 2015+ - PTC's current focus is on 'smart, connected products,' has invested heavily in IoT, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, May 11, 2015 (more PTC articles, PLM articles)

What is the Order Used by SOLIDWORKS to Search for Referenced Documents? - SOLIDWORKS first looks into RAM for referenced file, followed by paths specified in referenced documents, last path specified, last path used by system to open document, reference document location path, Innova Systems, Apr 28, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Editing SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Sub-Features - edit individual bend to define custom bend parameters or allowances in SOLIDWORKS, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, May 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Introduction to TolAnalyst, Pt 2 - apply TolAnalyst to analyze tolerance stack-up in SOLIDWORKS assemblies, Vince Farrell, YouTube, May 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Design Right the First Time - simulation of both induction heating, injection molding processes optimizes cycle time, final part results, Hanno van Raalte & Jose Feigenblum, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

LiveWorx 2015: PTC Drives Home Its IoT Future, Pt 1 - event drew record number of attendees as compared to last year's event, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 7, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles, CAD show articles)

How to Make a Successful ArchiCAD User Group, Pt 1: Organization - create e-mail list, be center of community, rally core group, set things up to pass torch, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 7, 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Integration: Lighting and HVAC systems - considering first principles of radiative energy, effects of, design strategies for daylighting with regard to lighting, HVAC considerations, Chris Rush, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Apr 29, 2015 (more AEC articles)

SketchUp Skill Builder: Creating LayOut Patterns - LayOut feature in SketchUp Pro can fill shapes with patterns, YouTube, Apr 28, 2015 (more SketchUp tutorials)

How to Export Specific Class Properties to a pcf-File - modify iso.atr-file of used iso style, open iso.atr-file with simple editor, visit attributes section to view project, drawing properties, BOM-ATTRIBUTES allows setting properties in Plant 3D, Bernd Gerstenberger, In the Pipes, May 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Custom Code Snippet on Visual Studio - create .snippet file using any text editor, copy, paste XML content, type AcadCmd code before trying to move command, method name in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 7, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Civil 3D 2016 - Transitions - apply 'create feature lines from corridor' command to extract hinge string, set additional corridor to handle just earthworks, attach BatterTransition subassembly to previous link before changing values to suit requirements, Andrew Milford, From the Ground Up, May 3, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Recommended Uninstall and Reinstall Procedures for AutoCAD - visit control panel to repair software before removing software, else if problem persists completely, remove Autodesk software before reinstalling it, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips, Autodesk articles)

Copy Material to Another Library - add material, obtain asset in library before copying asset to other library in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quick Inventor Tip: Direct Editing - quick ways to change geometry of model in Inventor, Lars Christensen, YouTube, May 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Error: The Current Model was Opened by Username - log out of A360, synchronize changes in local file before logging in to A360, create new local file with current username, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 5, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Known Issues for Worksharing Monitor for Autodesk Revit - tips for handling situations when editing request fails to show as username, scarcity of information for opening central file, progress bar restarts, desktop alerts are not displayed, worksharing monitor provides wrong user status, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 What's New - option to open sheet from view, navigate property browser, maintain line weight settings, control on revision numbering, isolate object in 3D view while creating selection box automatically, rotate project north, rendering, energy analysis enhancements, Mathew Miller, Revittize, May 8, 2015 (more Revit articles)

A Simple Formula for Budgeting Content Promotion - rule of thumb: distribution costs should be less than creation costs, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 9, 2015 (more marketing articles)

A Framework for Deciding What to Say in Technology Marketing to Engineers - consider if new product represents incremental step in technology development, big improvement for certain engineers, significant improvement for all market segments, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 16, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Advertising with an Engineering Publication - Does Size Matter? - services that larger engineering digital publications can offer: breadth of services, innovative campaigns, reach across broad range of industries, job roles, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 23, 2015 (more marketing articles)

#Mobilegeddon Guide for Engineering Marketers - tips to make your site mobile friendly, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 30, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Why Packaged Solutions Work in the Computer Hardware Industry - end-to-end solution sellers provide more comprehensive customer care, deliver faster turnaround time, cost effectiveness, IT is not only decision maker in buying CAD workstations, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, May 7, 2015 (more marketing articles)

Contour and Cartoon Rendering with SOLIDWORKS and PhotoView 360 - open PhotoView 360 settings, expand 'contour/cartoon rendering' section to select render only with cartoon edges, render with cartoon shading or 'render with cartoon edges and shading' option to render high quality images, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Multi-Line Custom Properties - copy values from notepad to have multiple lines, link note to property to display all lines, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Designing an Off-Center Toroid in SOLIDWORKS - create circular path along with guide curve to form sweep in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor, May 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Quick and Easy SQL Install - understanding Microsoft SQL 2014 installation process with special attention on SOLIDWORKS EPDM settings, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, May 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS - Am I in a Sketch? - clears misunderstanding related to editing sketches in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, May 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How You Can Predict Manufacturing Defects in Injection Molding - Q&A with Peter Rucinsky of SOLIDWORKS: benefits of SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2015, process of typical filling analysis, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

OpenRoads Tip: 3 Ways to Change the Starting Station - use civil tools, text manipulators, or identify horizontal alignment using element selection tool, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 5, 2015 (more InRoads articles)

Sheet Metal: Looking for Better Airframe Design - automation is needed in applying hole feature, selecting blind rivet, corner treatments, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 3, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Architects Could Love the Microsoft HoloLens - physical architectural model viewed through HoloLens allows to see SketchUp model superimposed upon it, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, May 4, 2015 (more virtual reality articles)

Understanding KeyShot Backgrounds - HDRI backgrounds can be used to light rendering, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 4, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

ANSYS's Q1 In-Line, But At Low End - GAAP revenue was $218 million, up 1%; license revenue was $125 million, down 1%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 6, 2015 (more ANSYS articles)

Lawyer Tells Inside Story How Visio Got IntelliCAD from Softdesk - Visio spent $25 million on acquiring, developing, marketing IntelliCAD, but sold only 30,000 copies, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 5, 2015 (more Visio articles, IntelliCAD articles)

New TurboPDF from IMSI/Design Makes PDF-Based Workflow More Affordable - priced at $99, TurboPDF can create, edit, modify PDF content, add password protection to any existing PDF document, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 5, 2015 (more PDF articles)

New Pricing and V-Ray Support for CL3VER 3.0 - CL3VER lets users create, publish, share interactive 3D presentations on any web browser on PC, Mac, mobile, pricing from $50 per month, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, May 7, 2015 (more MCAD articles, CAD hardware articles)

PTC Goes All in with IoT - to acquire ColdLight with $105 million; showcases ThingWorx, Axeda, related technologies at LiveWorx 2015 event, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, May 7, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

Review: Autodesk Fusion 360 Q1 - improved error handling, direct integration of McMaster Carr's parts library into Fusion interface, introduced cloud rendering option to tackle local processing issue related to ray tracing, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 7, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Getting Started with the New Start Tab in AutoCAD 2016 - new tab is renamed to start, allows selection of 'display start tab' during installation process, learn area of start tab presents learning area, learning tips are now available every 24 hours, Isaac Harper, AECCafe Blogs, May 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Adding Custom Paper Sizes in AutoCAD - double click on plotter configuration to modify, visit plotter configuration editor to expand 'user-defined paper sizes & calibration' in configurations item tree view before starting custom paper sizes wizard, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 5, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2016: Restoring the Classic Workspace - save current workspace to keep option to revert to standard if any problem happens, set workspace settings to save changes, click show menu bar, invoke RIBBONCLOSE command before turning on toolbars, Justin Doughty, CADline, May 7, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Jigging an AutoCAD Block with Attributes Using .NET - open associated attribute definition, set positional information on reference, insert block in current space before adding attribute to block reference, transition, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2015 - iLogic - Set Color of Features Based on Name - define new dictionary to hold colors required for each feature name, add color combinations, conduct simple error check in code to know if any specific color is not existing, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 7, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Unable to Save As or Import DWG/DXF in Inventor - open Windows start page, administrator command prompt window to type path to create Inventor installation directory, wait for some time to resolve issue, else uninstall, reinstall Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Interference Checking and Phasing - create view with phase set to phase of items to be checked, set phase filter, select items in view before running interference check, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 6, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 New Hidden Gem 1 - Door Content - added door content for US imperial, US metric, Canada libraries, included commercial, hardware, residential subfolders that presents total 92 families, numerous doors now come with type catalogs, allows option to set door swings, Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, May 5, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 New Hidden Gem 2 - Multiline Text Type Parameter - allows having more than single line of text for single parameters, information can be directly added into properties box where text is visible, employ parameter as shared parameter to tag/schedule results, Carl Storms, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, May 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Springtime Changes - Upgrading to Autodesk Vault 2016 - check system server requirements, keep Vault backup, run test upgrade off-line before clicking on setup file, run precheck once setup initializes, accept end user license agreement before selecting components to install, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 6, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault 2016 - Configurable Item Lifecycles - offers new item release process that allows making copy when creating custom settings, tick-box for applying 'security for associated items,' configure button to access choices via drop-down list, Kim Hyde, CADline, May 7, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

What's Hard About Learning CNC? - users find hard to figure out cutters, feeds and speeds, cut depth, cut width, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, May 2, 2015 (more CAM articles)

The Misunderstood Cutter Path - normal vectors are not always best choice for milling complex mold surfaces, Jeff Jaje, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Stratasys Produces 3D Printed Parts for New Airbus Aircraft - parts are 3D printed from ULTEM 9085 resin for FDM, certified to Airbus material specifications, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 7, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printing for Visualizing Large-Volume Scans - full-color 3D printers can create physical objects from data, making tactile model more relatable, SPAR Point Group, May 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to See External References in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch - right click on feature to select 'list external refs,' invoke display/delete relations command while in sketch to view external references, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Can I Add a Custom Property Note Inside My 3D SOLIDWORKS Model? - open template or file, click on properties option, summary tab, enter keyword, data in custom option to create drawing, access insert menu, annotations to add note to geometry, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Manually Backup the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database - login to studio using Windows administrator account or SQL server, backup EPDM database in management studio, ensure that backup type is set to full, backup component is set to database, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Modify SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License for New Serial Numbers - visit control panel to locate SolidNetwork license manager installation, open installation manager, select modify in program maintenance page to change program features installed, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Detached Drawings - tips to save drawing file as detached drawing to obtain some level of editing power without loading linked part or assembly file, Silvio Perez, YouTube, May 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Professional Machines at Consumer Pricing? - high-end PC vs entry-level workstation; non-certified consumer PCs lack productivity, software support by CAD software vendors, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

Mobile Workstations Have the Right Stuff for Continued Growth - mobile access to CAD drawings, models is expected to show strong growth in next few years, list of trends supporting increased use of mobile workstations, Randall Newton, Cadalyst, May 1, 2015 (more laptop articles, CAD hardware articles)

PTC is Connecting the Digital Prototype and the Physical Product - PTC LiveWorx conference on Internet of Things has 1,000 more attendees than expected; data is expected to grow from terabyte to yottabytes by 2035, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 5, 2015 (more PTC articles, cloud articles)

Review: Onshape - Beta Overview - documents windows give insight into all of documents/projects, their status, account management, impressive toolset, but inter-relation of part, assembly studios is difficult, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 5, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

Enhancements in Creo 3.0 - enhanced appearance gallery, ambient occlusion, active assemblies display, HDR environment, bump maps, Navneet Pawar, All About CAD, CAM, and CAE, May 1, 2015 (more Creo articles)

How to Build a Study with Many Connected Parts - recommended methods for medium-, large-size assemblies in Solid Edge, Frederic Menage, Design Fusion, Apr 25, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Microsoft to Bring Immersive 3D to AEC Models with HoloLens and SketchUp - holographic computer headset runs on Windows 10; Trimble V10 Imaging Rover will capture 360-degree digital panoramas, transform into data-rich geospatial deliverables, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, May 1, 2015 (more AEC articles, SketchUp articles)

Going from Feet to Meters and Switching ArchiCAD Libraries - tips to update ArchiCAD file to localize it for specific need, switching between inches, feet to meters, swapping out libraries, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 5, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Manage Attributes in ArchiCAD Projects - visit attribute manager to access tabs relating to attributes within active ArchiCAD file, organize attributes to save attribute or multiple attributes out of file to be used in other files, Ken Good, Cadimage, May 6, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

The Evolution of BIM - BIM may impact fire protection, security services in future, Joshua Greene & Jensen Hughes, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Apr 27, 2015 (more AEC articles)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 15: Miscellaneous Musings - discusses relevance of EXPORTLAYOUT command to export flattened drawing from layout created by VIEWBASE, setting table styles, integration of AutoCAD app store into ribbon to find useful plug-ins, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 5, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Observations on AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 - ability to create centerlines directly from cylindrical elements in point clouds, XREF Navisworks models directly, setting tolerances in piping, repeat-ability issue is addressed with addition of option to define start point for isometric, CADline, May 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Changes on InfraWorks 360 REST API - removed /data/ on all URLs, objects on model are now known as features, model object now comes with boundary information, proposals list, proposal representation is now added, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, May 5, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Quick Tip - Link vs Import - link file to obtain classic link option where contents of .dwg can be seen in Revit model, allows controlling appearance of different layers from linked .dwg, Jason Kunkel, RVIT, May 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Extrusion on Coil Causes Inventor to Fail Physical Properties Calculations - workaround is to apply multiple solid bodies parts to define physical properties, else create multiple coils if coil dimensions are too large to calculate physical properties, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor: Delete Component in Assembly Can End Up with a Ghost Reference - invoke pattern-copy command, select top assembly, reuse all components, employ option 'open in new window' to adjust file name if necessary, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 17, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

First Look: COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1 Expands App Capabilities - easier to create, share simulation apps, streamlined integration of model builder, application builder, improved COMSOL server, new algebraic turbulence model added to heat transfer module, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Stephen Holmes, May 5, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Obtaining Material Data for Structural Mechanics from Measurements, Pt 2 - nonlinear elastic models in COMSOL Multiphysics, approximating plasticity with nonlinear elasticity, Henrik Sonnerlind, COMSOL Blog, May 5, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AMUG2015 - Best in Show - topics of discussion in Additive Manufacturing Users Group conference: high-speed laser sintering systems, challenges before AM, running service bureau, HP Multi Jet Fusion process, laser sintering of metal parts, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, May 6, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Say Goodbye STL, Say Hello 3MF (Possibly - You Know How These Things Are) - 7 companies form 3MF Consortium to make 3D printing more useful, reliable experience, 3MF format is designed to be complete model information contained within single archive, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, May 1, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Add SOLIDWORKS Material Properties - create new materials library, add categories before including material to property by hand, else locate material database to be imported, add file path before editing material when new database is listed, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, May 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS: Changing a Drawing View for the Newbies - click front view of drawing as standard view in orientation dialog box to make part model and drawing look the same, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, May 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Not Seeing Sharp Corners When Using Thick Lines - employ different end cap style for sketches than used for visual edges as setting applies individually to each type of edges in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Lorono, SOLIDWORKS Legion, May 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM - Moving File Does Not Regenerate Default Values - default values are not regenerated except when data card variables have unique flag set, variable value is set to next available serial number or default overwrite is enabled for data card variable, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, May 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Pack and Go - create 'pack and go' file off assembly, drawing, Silvio Perez, YouTube, May 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

3Dconnexion's New CadMouse: The Best Mouse for CAD? - dedicated, full-size middle mouse button, QuickZoom, smart scroll wheel, advanced laser sensor, but tethered, no driver for OS X, designed for right-handed users, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 4, 2015 (more mice articles)

The Importance of Multiphysics When Simulating Electric Motors - tips to simplify electro motor simulations, setting up electro motor multiphysics simulations, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 5, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

Boeing's AR Tablet Tool for Assembly Lines - silver balls track movement of objects in 3D space while 6 infrared cameras track balls to maintain real-time position of tablet, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 5, 2015 (more virtual reality articles)

Importance of Modelon Gmbh for Dassault Systemes Systems Engineering Portfolio - acquisition will help Dassault to further enhance its capabilities in modeling operations, simulation test as related to mechatronics, Sanjeev Pal, ENGINEERING.com, May 4, 2015 (more CATIA articles)

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD: Simulations Made Simple - intuitive functioning, efficient performance of pre-, post-processing steps in familiar environment, can analyze different types of problems, excellent documentation, but help files need improvement, Jason Brett, CADdigest.com, May 6, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, Nastran articles)

Object Linking & Embedding - specify insertion point once Excel information is inserted into drawing, employ OLE object tool to embed objects, link file before copylinking drawing in Excel, invoke OLEQUALITY variable to control plot quality in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, May 4, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Collaboration Between Autodesk InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 - set UCS in InfraWorks 360 model that is compatible with coordinate system, state target coordinate system for IMX file if exported, apply same unit type for InfraWorks 360 model, Civil 3D drawing, Trevor Clayton, CADline, May 5, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Detecting Ribbon Panel Visibility Change - check working of IsVisibleChanged event in AutoCAD, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 5, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Create a List of Drawings - create .txt file, change extension to .bat, place appropriate text into file, insert file into folder containing DWG files to generate ListOfDWGs.txt file in AutoCAD, Michael Partenheimer, Cadalyst, May 4, 2015 (more AutoCAD drawing aids tutorials)

How to Export PDF with Hyperlinks from AutoCAD? - invoke PUBLISH command, choose PDF driver option to preserve hyperlinks when using standard driver in AutoCAD, CADforum, May 4, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Performance Issue While Creating Dimensions in Inventor 2014 - try un-exporting parameters from source part, update assembly before examining un-exported errors reported by derived, delete parameter is it is not needed for the given derived document, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Change the Default Item Number - open item master, choose file, select new, click 'change item number' located under actions before changing mapped area to new desired item number in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, May 4, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Fails to Calculate the Mass with Coil - change coil size to compute mass properties, decrease revolutions to smaller number to allow calculation of mass properties in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 5, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit API: How to Get View Position in Sheet - apply method that returns center of outline of viewport on sheet, just outline of viewport on sheet, outline viewport's label on sheet, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, May 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Transferring a Wall Type - open source project, locate system family to copy, create new wall type in current document, assign parameter values from source wall types before finding corresponding element in target document in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 5, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Making 3D Section Views in Revit 2016 is Even Faster - create 3D view, set window around parts of model to generate section view, adjust extents of section with grips tool in Revit, David Metcalf, A Word on BIM, May 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Microsoft's New 3D Printing File Format and More From Build 2015 - Autodesk Spark is being integrated into Microsoft Windows 10, .3MF is new 3D printing file format, result of 7 company consortium, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 30, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Fabrisonic Hybrid Metal 3D Printing - thin films of metal foil is used, which is printed layer by layer, then rapid vibration, little subtractive machining is added for good measure, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, May 4, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Model Visualization, Pt 3: Camera - visit display manager tab to add camera, choose camera view that can even be used in combination with PhotoView 360 animations, Greg Dawes, Fisher/Unitech, May 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's Up with These Colors? - identify location of appearance in hierarchy to change/remove existing appearance, final resultant color depends on location where appearance was placed in SOLIDWORKS, Sasi Sithambaram, CADimensions Blog, May 5, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Streamlining the Flow Simulation Engineering Database - open engineering database from tools menu, uncheck different categories that are not used to simplify database, visit units section to change units of materials in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Managing User Settings for a Single Computer and Windows Login - method to manage multiple SOLIDWORKS settings while having single Windows login on single computer, Tim Roberts, YouTube, May 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: The Fastest Way is to Start Simple - start small, add more parts until full model is built, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Apr 28, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

3D Printing Can Speed Modern CAD Workflows - Or Slow Them Down - minimized time to market, enhanced quality, maximized market opportunities matter more for CAD professionals, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, Apr 30, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Vectorworks Design Summit: What's Coming in Vectorworks 2016 - CTO Biplab Sarkar introduced Marionette platform, true, cross-platform visual-scripting modeling environment, Vectorworks 2016 will support point cloud support onboard, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 30, 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

Form, Fit or Function? - workflow for detailed design in MCAD software is well-established; workflow for conceptual design depends on user's need, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Expert Interview with Rob Rodriguez of Axis CAD Solutions - importance of animation when looking at CAD data, high demand of visualization, common misconceptions about CAD visualization, uses of visualization, future for CAD software, Cadalyst, Apr 30, 2015 (more visualization articles, FEA articles)

Batch Convert DGN to DWG Using MicroStation - access 'utilities' menu, select 'batch converter,' configure settings for correct result of .DWG files, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 30, 2015 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Making the Complex Simple - tool center point management streamlines 5-axis programming, setup, Michael Cope, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Using the Geometric Center Object Snap - start LINE command in AutoCAD, access list of objects snaps, choose geometric center, click to specify start of line, end line as desired, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

A360 Viewer vs Glue Viewer - A360 is based on platform technology intended to be used as component by 3rd party developers, Glue is purpose-built within context of BIM 360 collaboration, A360 allows accessing property data unlike Glue, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 30, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

Default Wire Sequence in AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - based on tag/wire number/wire sequence sort order property sequence can be set for project, override project setting on drawing by selecting value other than no override in drawing properties, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, May 4, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Hide AutoCAD Drawing Objects with Ctrl+Alt+H - invoke new HIDEOBJECTS command with macro _HIDEOBJECTS command, drag new command to shortcut keys, assign it to key combination before hiding objects in AutoCAD, CADforum, May 4, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

VRay 3.0: New Features - Faster Rendering - improved ray-tracing engine offers quicker render times, made Brute force for global illumination as viable option, introduces Intel Embree for developing high performance ray tracing kernels, addresses processor core problem, Paul Hatton, 3DTotal, Apr 29, 2015 (more 3ds max articles)

Mouse Recommendation for 3ds Max - simplify 3ds Max rendering work with 3D connexion mouse that comes with laser sensor, quick zooming, Logitec G502 mouse offers responsiveness, glide, durability, Perixx MX-2000II laser mouse offers surface tracking speed, Andy Roe, Micro Concepts Blog, Apr 30, 2015 (more mice reviews, 3ds max articles)

Working with Large Files in Autodesk Inventor - acquire best hardware setup, adjust physical properties, appearance, display, enable background updates, set memory saving mode, part model files, assembly files, LOD, drawing files to develop better modeling habits, James O'Flaherty, Cadalyst, May 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2016 New Import Function - allows importing various CAD files into Inventor part environment, referencing of geometry into feature sketches, creates associative link to imported CAD file, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 1, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Group Editing and Ceiling Hosted Elements - edit group, make required changes, choose all fixtures before applying nudge up/down to put them back in same spot in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Optional Instance Override - determine parameters required, set 2 parameters according to their type while overriding other 2 parameters at different angles when applied to 2 door types in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

NYC JS Meetups and FindInserts Workaround - obtain element, check if it's Host.Id equals Wall.Id for each Id returned by wall.FindInserts method in Revit, Jaime Rosales, AEC DevBlog, Apr 30, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Practical Dynamic Response Analysis - checking structure of yoke dynamically up to 1,000Hz input spectrum; 3 key dynamic characteristics to investigate: check input loading, frequency content, damping levels, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2015 (more FEA articles)

How to Create a Simulation App: Horn Antenna Demo - add user input fields with text labels inherited from parameter descriptions, graphics window for geometry view, results analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics, Jiyoun Munn, COMSOL Blog, May 4, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

SOLIDWORKS Rx Tool - Improve and Diagnose Your System - visit SOLIDWORKS tools, SOLIDWORKS Rx to access tool to troubleshoot issues, keep system running smooth, Jonathan Weisz, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

My SOLIDWORKS Assembly Disappeared - move cursor to graphics area, open view palette, double-click on isometric, type ctrl+Q before saving assembly to reset bounding box in SOLIDWORKS, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Worm Gear Design - create cylinder, extrude this by its mid-plane before generating helix that would be path of sweep in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Hybrid 3D Printing: What You Need to Know Now - advantages: use exotic materials more easily, more options for surface-finish levels, carries potential trade-off of excessive tool swapping, Lauren Gibbons Paul, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Create an Ellipsoid Using 3D ACIS - convert sphere to spline, perform non-uniform scaling on it, Developer to Developer, Spatial.com, Apr 28, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

New SSDs Deliver Brute Bandwidth - latest announcements in solid-state drives promise faster handling of large data sets, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 29, 2015 (more CAD management articles, CAD hardware articles)

HP's New Large-Format Color and Monochrome Printing Portfolio - HP PageWide XL 8000 printer offers high-end production printing; HP PageWide XL 5000 printer, multi-function printer provide mid-volume technical document production, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 29, 2015 (more large format printer articles)

Shared Hypermodels - free BIMx app helps access 3D building models in BIMx format, has stereo mode, gravity, floor-plan cutaways, egress recognition, cloud connection, CAD User, Mar 2015 (more ArchiCAD articles, AEC articles)

How BIG's Influence Can Reframe the Role of BIM in Architecture - talk with Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG Copenhagen, about architectural practice, its design methodology, perspective on use of computerized software, particularly BIM, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 18, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Vectorworks Design Summit: Initial Thoughts - opening keynote by CEO Sean Flaherty, Leo Van Broeck of BOGDAN & VAN BROECK delivered design keynote talk, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 29, 2015 (more Vectorworks articles)

Analysis Powerhouse: Autodesk Nastran In-CAD - discusses UI, Nastran In-CAD ribbon tab, browser, Nastran model tree, linear, static stress, thermal, modal analyses of Nastran Solver, setup workflow of Autodesk's new In-CAD UI, Nastran’s adaptive meshing, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 30, 2015 (more Autodesk articlesNastran articles)

AutoCAD 101 Series - External References, Pt 1: Basics - external references employ different commands to externally attach file, discusses uses of XREFs with reference to title blocks, floor plans in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, FunctionSense, Apr 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Print True Colors in Monochrome in AutoCAD - invoke CONVERTCTB command to convert ctb file to stb file, CONVERTPSTYLES command to convert drawing to use named plot styles in AutoCAD, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Metric ASME Specs in AutoCAD Plant 3D - employ 'layout and settings' feature to change nominal size of fittings in spec to display required units, select long description style list to update descriptions of fittings in spec, Andy Davis, CADline, May 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Aligning MText with Picked Point on a Curve - determine first derivative slope of curve at point where entity was selected to locate rotation in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Mimic Line Number - New Feature on Plant 3D - remove previous groups related to pipe, make code simpler by adjusting to group of pipes in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Revit 2015 & Vault - Clash with Dynamo - check if Vault has all service pack installed, reinstall Vault, uninstall Dynamo add-in app, check if anti-virus is blocking access, finally uninstall Revit to put on fresh install if earlier tips doesn’t solve issue, Gareth Spencer, CADline, May 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Resolving Coordination Issues in Revit 2015 - employ view orientation parameter setting when using 'acquire coordinates' command to relocate survey point to desired point, perform command while aligning site view to true north aspect, Dennis Collin, CADline, May 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The Importance of Auditing Revit Models - select audit option when upgrading Revit project from one version to other, upgrading models, if Revit model takes time to open, faces general performance issues, repair file, conduct central file maintenance, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Apr 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Is Cloud-Based Simulation Affordable Enough to Dominate the Start-Up Market? - leveraging cloud alone is not helpful; reduced price, increased collaboration of users' simulations is also needed, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 30, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, cloud articles)

How to Model Rotating Machinery in 3D - geometry of rotating machine, solving Maxwell's equation, relative motion, frames, setting up solvers in COMSOL Multiphysics, Andrea Ferrario, COMSOL Blog, Apr 30, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Shortcuts for Navigating Femap's Model Info Tree - navigate through long list of Model Info entity scrolling capability, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Apr 30, 2015 (more Femap articles)

Reverse Engineering a Bend Allowance in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal - flatten out part, take measurements of bounding box, click on edit feature on sheet metal properties to increase/decrease K-factor, Christian Maldonado, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Weldment Cut List is Missing Sheet Metal Component in SOLIDWORKS - add weldment cut list properties to obtain sheet metal part to show up in SOLIDWORKS weldment cut list, Patricia Bar, CADD Edge, May 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Stop Being Scared of SOLIDWORKS Simulation - access simulation advisor tool available on simulation toolbar to set up simulation, comes with handy links to help file, tutorials, online training throughout wizard to perform simulation studies, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Simply Searching: Skip with Shortcuts in the EPDM Search Tool - create desktop shortcut that opens Vault SOLIDWORKS project, runs 'my checked out files,' hides tree pane, preview, create new shortcut, browse 'search.exe' path to add additional switches, Cody Pendzich, SolidNotes, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Using Heat Pipes - tips to define heat pipes in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Case Study with Dynamic Visualization for References - application of dynamic visualization reference tool to troubleshoot approach of reordering particular feature, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Perfect Your Fundamental CAD Technology - optimize in-house technology before adopting latest cutting-edge hardware, software developments, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 29, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

PDF Collaboration - Bluebeam Revu 15 has 'batch overlay, compare documents' utility to simplify process of overlay comparisons, sketch tools to draw polygons, polylines, rectangles, ellipses on PDF documents to scale, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2015 (more Revu reviews, PDF articles)

Simulating Antenna Crosstalk on an Airplane - simulating crosstalk on airplane's fuselage in COMSOL Multiphysics, Brianne Costa, COMSOL Blog, Apr 29, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Selecting the Right CAD Model for Reverse Engineering - most common CAD model formats developed for specific applications: Polygonal Modeling (STL), NURBS, Parametric, hybrid, Gaurang Trivedi, TrueCADD, Apr 29, 2015 (more reverse engineering articles)

Free and Easy - Vectorworks has ability to select faces, shell, deform tools, customizable free-form modeling palette, surface array command to create array of windows or other facade feature, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2015 (more Vectorworks reviews)

Introduction to Reality Computing - definition, fundamentals: capture, timeline of 3D scanning development, create, deliver, digital, physical realizations, value of reality computing, industry ramifications, AUGI Library, Apr 28, 2015 (more AEC articles, 3D scanners articles)

Midwest University - CTC showcased various add-on tools, MSI showed its thin, light mobile workstations, discussion panel on tools for infrastructure design, status of BIM in FM, benefits of BIM to owner, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 20, 2015 (more AEC articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2016: Rendering - new Rapid RT rendering engine offers physical based lighting rendering, provides option to choose low, medium or high quality render presets, setup lighting, background with image based lighting environment, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Top Updates for Plant 3D 2016 - recognizes offset tolerances, allows spec administration, new iso start points offer iso repeatability, 3D line groups in data manager now makes custom views with line groups fully functional, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Adding Wiggle to Jigsaw Puzzles in AutoCAD Using .NET - add WIGL command that applies wiggle to tabs of existing jigsaws, influence calculation of wiggle by wiggle factor, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Need to Move a Plant Vault Project to a Different Server? Here's How to Do It - detach original project from Vault, open SQLite project to log onto Vault, invoke PLANTPROJECTTOVAULT command to convert project, else keep backup of Vault, SQL, check hidden folders in new Vault server, Dan Scales, In the Pipes, Apr 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Exporting Dynamic Block from Current Drawing as an Authoring Element - invoke WBLOCK command to create authoring element, select dynamic block from list of options in current drawing before generating destination database in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Show Existing and Proposed Conditions in a Section - create 2 code set styles, 2 assemblies to model existing, proposed conditions, 2 corridors that uses existing, proposed set up, generate sample line group with appropriate styles in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Overrule Pipe Network Part in Profile View - obtain database if entity is database resident, get model part type, apply simple overrule skeleton to change pipe or structure representation on Civil 3D profile view, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 30, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Dissecting the RTV Xporter Pro Add-In for Autodesk Revit - aimed at Revit professional, functions of RTV Xporter Pro are centered around manipulating views, sheets, related parameters, can save settings of entire process as an XML configuration file, Francis Sebastian, CADdigest.com, May 1, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Levels and Grids - Beginning to End - uncheck box for text on right, check box at left side, draw levels in same way as they are drawn first time to place level text on left for all Revit views, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 30, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Automating Placement of Lights Families - select family file with light fixture, choose one symbol on family just loaded, choose reference plane, space, pick box on project before placing all family instances in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, Apr 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Live Revit Element Rendering in Remote WebGL Viewer - retrieve geometry to be rendered by analyzing element geometry of selected Revit element, generating lists of face vertices, send HTTP POST request, display result in browser before installing Node.js on Windows, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 - Edit Multiple Wall Joins - apply window selection, tab key to select several wall intersections at once, realize importance of selecting both walls at each intersection in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a SOLIDWORKS Assembly from a McMaster-Carr 3D CAD File - open 3D file, navigate to save bodies, click on 'auto assign names,' deselect consume cut bodies, open new assembly to group components, form new sub-assembly before adding concentric, width mates, Christopher Mowatt, CAPUniversity, Apr 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Global Variables for All of Your Parts in SOLIDWORKS - open equations dialog box, turn on 'link to external file' checkbox, apply button with 3 dots in it before linking SOLIDWORKS part to text file, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Keep Features - tool allows making design changes, adding/changing fillets, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Apr 29, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Finding Your Center of Mass - create handy reference points to true center of mass of parts, assemblies, drawing, YouTube, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Choosing a New GPU for Your CAD Workload on a Budget - NVIDIA's recommended graphics solutions for SOLIDWORKS, use free resources provided by company that built workstation, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 29, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Replacing Testing on Sports Gear with FEA - researchers examine whether FEA can replace field testing for golf balls, other sports gear, Stephen Mraz, Machine Design, Apr 27, 2015 (more FEA articles)

CAD Market Reaches $8B in 2014 - growth should translate to annual revenue of $8.7B by year 2017 with compound annual growth rate of 4%, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 29, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

ArchiCAD - Landscape Tips and Tricks - grass as CineRender photo option can be manipulated, set to create from realistic grass to several other different shapes of plants, ArchiCAD SADC, Apr 24, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

External Storage for Mobile Workstations - reviews of Akitio Palm Raid Thunderbolt drive, Samsung T1 SSD, Samsung M.2 SSD, Seagate Backup Plus Slim mechanical drive, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 22, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - Half Tone Gridlines - apply lock layer tool to lock appropriate layer, type fade, enter new value to change appearance of gridlines, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Island Detection in the Hatch Command - launch HATCH command, right click to select settings, open, expand 'hatch and gradient' dialog to pick island detection option, or apply HPISLANDDETECTION system variable to set option, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 14: 3D Solid Models and 2D Drawings - discusses reduced need of 2D drawings with advent of 3D printing, relevance of FLATTEN, FLATSHOT, VIEWBASE commands for converting 3D solid model into 2D drawing in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Apr 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Network License Manager Upgrade - uninstall license manager before installing new one, close LMTools, ensure that license manager is not located in multiple locations before installing new license manager, visit start/stop/reread tab to stop server, Jon McCoy, MasterGraphics, Apr 24, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Finding If PalettSet is Newly Created - set default docking of PaletteSet to DockSides in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 29, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Projecting Objects in AutoCAD Civil 3D - recognize option availability when profile view is selected to project first object from plan view to profile, select, configure object to show up with user customized options for display, Mick Reynolds, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Apr 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Pipe Network Design Styles in Civil 3D - change direction of flow on reaching low/high point in associated profile, apply 'major minor H+V geometry points' to set label, allow user to read high point information, before low point information, Mick Reynolds, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Apr 29, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Undocumented Command CONVERTLINEWORKTOMASKBLOCK - run command, select closed polylines, open 'convert to mask block' to mask objects, place resulting mask block reference object on no plot layer once mask is created, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Apr 28, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Clarity Client Add-in: How to Send Diagnostics from Revit - visit IMAGINiT tab, Clarity panel, tools menu to send diagnostics from machine if issues arise while accessing Revit server files, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 28, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Spot Slope - place spot slope on floor first, positioning them when new highlights selected face or surface in blue, lacks ability to turn off units, view hosted units or re-host them in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Apr 29, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Directing Your Beam System - load at least one existing beam family to project, visit sketch mode for drawing footprint of beam system, go to properties dialog to adjust layout rule, spacing, justification, beam type in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Apr 28, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2016 - Multiline Text Parameter and Shared Parameters - create separate shared parameter file for managing any multiline text parameters, manage new parameter type on its own as long as older versions of Revit is required, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 28, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Which is Which? - Drawing Template vs Sheet Format in SOLIDWORKS - drawing template stores document settings that can be used again; sheet format specifies paper size, defines title block for drawing, Vince Farrell, HRS Blog, Apr 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions: Create Designs Quickly - With Simple and Flexible Tools - single modeling environment incorporates simple, integrated design workflows into clean modern UI, John Picinich, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Apr 28, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015: A Big Deal? - notable features of SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015, impact it has for 3D PMI annotation, what application isn't, prospects of software, Jean Thilmany, Lifecycle Insights, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Using Labels - tips to assign, update, delete labels in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Mar 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS - A Practical Application for Using Virtual Parts - example demonstrates need of virtual part inside of assembly, steps for making virtual parts, setting options, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Out of the Inbox: Reality Capture & 3D Printing Stalls? BIM Grows, VARs Do Too - popularity of handheld scanners is increasing, PLM VAR revenue was up over 10%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 21, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

Describing the Behavior of a Thermal Mass Flow Sensor - solving 3D model of thermal mass flow sensor, comparing simulation results with experimental data, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, Apr 27, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

DEVELOP3D Live 2015 Report - keynotes by Dan Staples of Siemens PLM, Paul Sagar of PTC on product developments, impact of Internet of Things, J Scott Schiller talked about forthcoming 'Multi Jet Fusion' technology, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 27, 2015 (more MCAD articles, CAD show articles)

Script Types: Library Script - library script is meant to contain utility functions that can be used in any other type of scripts just by importing it; creating example of sending out email in PLM 360, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 20, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - Selection Effect Re-Visited - selectioneffect variable allows turning on selection effect, visit system variable dialog box to set index color in AutoCAD, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - It's All About Dimensioning - dimension created using new DIM command are automatically placed on specified layer, eliminates prompts to modify dimension text, angle, visit cursor menu to automatically move, break up, or replace existing dimensions, Kyle Chumas, CADLearning, Apr 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Editing Plant 3D Isometric BOM Tables - open project setup, expand isometric DWG settings, select 'title block and display' to ensure that correct iso style is selected, click on table setup option in iso.dwt file to make changes on tables, Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Resolve Differences Between Linked Components - select single/multiple differences of component on component details grid, click on accept Inventor value to approve design definitions added by Inventor user, update components to link component status in AutoCAD Electrical, Vikas Vaishnav, Point-to-Point, Apr 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articlesInventor tutorials)

Calling Lisp Commands from Palette - apply button click event handler, invoke ExecuteInCommandContextAsync command in AutoCAD 2016, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Implementing Copy Multiple Entities with a Twist - apply copy multiple entities command using ObjectARX API that exposes it as Lisp callable in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Manipulate Drawing SummaryInfo Using ObjectARX - code to set 'last saved by,' revision number properties while retrieving other properties in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Desktop Subscription Activation Issues: Inaccurate Time on the System Clock - delete specific Autodesk folders based on their location in C drive, remove temp folders, Autodesk folders in registry to solve issue, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 22, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Fusion 360: Make it with CAM with Lars - understanding CAM capabilities inside of Fusion 360, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Apr 22, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles, CAM articles)

Keyboard Short Cut Key Not Working in IDW for Inventor 2015 - launch Inventor 2013, visit tools, customize, keyboard, export xml file, start Inventor 2015 before importing xml file, launch IDW to test short cut key, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 28, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Little Side Project Now Shared on GrabCAD - The NutPlate iPart - suppress features of iPart members if counterbore features are suppressed, right click on header, select material column option to determine column as material column in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

MTEXT & Line Scale Issue While Exporting Inventor IDW to AutoCAD - workaround is to change line scale value by UI or through configuration file from DWG file export options dialog in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 28, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Product Review: Real-Time Rendering with Fuzor - high-quality, real-time rendering application that integrates seamlessly with Revit, can producing standalone viewer for clients, no ability to have dynamic movement of objects in animations, no formalized training curriculum, materials, Paras Nanavati, AUGI Library, Apr 24, 2015 (more Revit articles, AEC articles)

Revit: Where's My Interface Gone? - right click anywhere in drawing area to open context-sensitive menu block, visit bottom of menu to select project browser that instantly reinstates it back into application window, Ian Nichols, BIMscape, Apr 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Setting the Thumbnail Preview Image - click on options located in save as dialog, visit thumbnail preview section to pick view to be viewed in launch screen, tick 'regenerate if view/sheet is not up-to-date' to update preview image automatically, Ian Nichols, BIMscape, Apr 28, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Point Clouds in Dynamo - create PointCloudFilters by BoundingBox to deal with sheer quantity of points in processing, convert PointCloudPoints to Dynamo points, Serial_NonStandard, Apr 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Sun Studies in Revit 2015 - tips to create solar studies with 3D views that allows finding out ways in which concept works with orientation of site, how natural light works with space, form of design, Travis Van Clieaf, YouTube, Apr 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printed Metal Pricing Analysis - consider shipping cost of print, production time, material consistency between service vendors, available finishing options, price calculation method, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 23, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Why Good Quality Filament Matters - supplier of good quality 3D printing filament, ProtoParadigm explains how filament is extruded, how bad filament manifests printing errors, consistency of filament's diameter, roundness of filament matters, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 8, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Tech Futurist, Bram De Zwart Looks at the Fate of 3D Printing - talk about background, move to 3D print consumer market, effect of 3D printing on brick-and-mortar stores, service-based economy, Jeff Kerns, Machine Design, Apr 27, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How Do I Integrate Simulations from Various CAE Packages Into PLM? - VCollab conversion tool has been created using Siemens' JT Open Toolkit, designed to produce open source applications for PLM community, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 9, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, PLM articles)

How Do You Change the Default Settings in the Operation Templates - setting up NX CAM Express, changing defaults settings, testing new settings, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Apr 22, 2015 (more NX CAM articles)

All About Xenon, Graebert's DWG-based CloudCAD - Q&A with CTO Robert Graebert about technology exchange with OnShape, print using PDF files specifically, partnering with ODA on drafting program, future plans for Xenon, Onshape drawings, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 24, 2015 (more Onshape articles, ARES articles)

Quickie: DS Rocks Q1, Acquires Modelon - total IFRS revenue was up 30% y/y, new license revenue was up 32%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 23, 2015 (more Dassault articles)

What You Need to Know About Autodesk Simulation 2016 - SimStudio helps prepare geometry for simulation, optimized cloud CFD solver has linear scalable capabilities, improved Nastran In-CAD capabilities, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 17, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, engineering analysis articles)

AutoCAD 2016: New Features in AutoCAD 2016: Geometric Centre Osnap - enter GCE at command line to snap to geometric center of polygons, closed polylines, employ new object tracking glyph to distinguish center object snap from other object snaps, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - Wire Sequence Sort Order - invoke edit wire sequence command to check for wire sequence, follow angled tee markers on wire network if defined, verify if components have same location, group wires by location, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD Tip - Open Your Drawing to a Saved View - tips to select initial view when using open command to go to specific view in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA-AMEP 2016: Section Enhancements - new version prompts user to place insertion point once section line is placed, length is specified, improved ways to specify length of section, allows refreshing all 2D sections/elevations in current drawing, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Convert Paper Drawing to Image File for Cadding - obtain information stored in paper drawing into some digital format, employ camera to click photo of drawing, transfer digital file(s) to computer to use them as vector-based AutoCAD drawing, Best CAD Tips, Apr 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

BIM 360 Glue API - Use cURL or PostMan to Login and List Projects - apply API key, secret before logging in using Autodesk ID, invoke POST method to fill form-data with parameters, values, GET method to include all parameters in URL before calculating timestamp, sig timestamp, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, Apr 26, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Incorrect Hole Table Values After Splitting in Inventor Drawing - form new drawing, place view with holes, create hole table, split table, drag split part of table to second drawing sheet before resetting DIM, YDIM to correct values in Inventor, Being Inventive, Apr 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Suppress Drawing Views - open drawing with multiple views, right click on view to be removed, select suppress to notice that view is grayed out in browser, uncheck suppress in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

UnInclude WorkSurfaces in a DrawingView - employ SetIncludeStatus, SetVisibility methods to control visibility of view, supply object in context of document referenced by drawing view in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in Revit 2016 - adds option to 'allow navigation during redraw,' rotate project north tool now rotates view-specific detail elements, check enhanced, revisions, selection boxes, view states, improved architectural, structural, MEP features, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 27, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2016 - New Door Content - allows switching detail view to fine to view hardware, families with additional trim, new commercial door families adds type catalogs, doors now include door- as prefix, hardware families comes in separate folder, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 24, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

JPR: CAD Market Growing Again - $8 billion CAD software market with 5.15 million annual users in 2014, expected to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at CAGR of 4%, Autodesk has highest share of market, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 23, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

Expert Interview with Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights - trends in CAD industry affecting engineering strategies, technologies to impact productivity of engineering organizations, Cadalyst, Apr 23, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 - Self Contact - finite element model setup for contact conditions allows selecting single face, access additional option in contact sets property manager to specify self contact, Bill Reuss, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Colors, Layers and the Color Display Mode Button - create layers, assign individual layers, link dimension to dimension layer, click on change layer button before selecting '-per standard-' option in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Introduction to TolAnalyst, Pt 1 - visit DimXpert, set up TolAnalyst on assembly to analyze tolerance stack-up in SOLIDWORKS, Vince Farrell, YouTube, Apr 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Machining Chamfers in CAMWorks - consider part that has pocket with chamfer, insert second contour operation to define actual chamfer to be machined, Gabe Crisologo, HRS Blog, Apr 22, 2015 (more CAMWorks articles)

All Aboard! Eight BIM Training Tips to Design a Program for Everyone in Your Office - set well-defined goals, choose topics wisely, plan schedule, mix up delivery method, invite class participation, plan for some participants to have prior knowledge, Kate Morrical, CADdigest.com, Apr 23, 2015 (more AEC articles)

KeyShot Workflow 01 - Tablet & Stylus - learn different techniques useful in product renderings, Richard Funnell of Luxion, YouTube, Apr 1, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

AutoCAD 2016: XREF Enhancements - new XREFOVERRIDE system variable allows controlling display of XREF layers, such layers are displayed in ribbon layers list but are now shown in gray text, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Password Protect AutoCAD Drawing - click on security options located under 'open and save' to apply password to drawing, or save as window to start security options window in AutoCAD, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, Apr 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Command Line Missing? Let's Get it Back - type CUI, highlight current workspace in 'customizations in all files' tab, select customize workspace option located under workspace contents, expand palettes, pick command line before changing orientation to docked in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: Hold Down Shift to Deselect Does Not Work - visit raster tools tab, select settings, 'insert and write' panel, click on user preferences tab, uncheck 'shift+left click image select' option under mouse settings, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating Jigsaw Puzzles Inside AutoCAD Using .NET - distribute pieces, determine radii of various concentric rings to make area same for each piece, invoke JIGL, JIG command to create spline at location of each selected line segment, pick intersecting entities, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Making Your AutoCAD Civil 3D Project Shine, Pt 1 - employ model builder to create InfraWorks 360 model of geographic area represented by AutoCAD Civil 3D design project, open data resources panel, choose AutoCAD Civil 3D DWG to connect to Civil 3D drawing, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, Apr 23, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Installation Might Require Several Hours to Complete - type regedit in run window, locate subkey in registry, open edit menu, new, click DWORD value, type SecureRepairPolicy for name of DWORD, modify SecureRepairPolicy to speed up Inventor 2015 installation, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Quick Inventor Tip: Faster Edits with Assembly Express Mode - express mode functionality, tips to control express mode in Inventor, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Apr 22, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Weird Revit Railing Stuff, Pt 5 - Extensions/Terminations - visit section view, select top rail, click edit rail in ribbon to make extension sketch lines editable in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 24, 2015 (more Revit tutorials

Restore All Excluded Intermittent Ribbon Button - selecting one group allows setting 'restore all excluded' button on ribbon unlike picking 2 groups in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

COMSOL 5.1 Integrates App Builder into Model Builder - improvements include: app design, layout options, LiveLink for Excel for apps, integration into COMSOL platform, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 23, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Aircraft Customization & Personalization CAE Software - Dassault Systemes partners with international engineering consultancy Assystem to create CAE software, allowing users to access 'Passenger Experience' on Dassault's 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 24, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles, Dassault articles)

nCode 11.0 Focuses on Vibration & Frequency Domain - includes methods to help validate products for vibration fatigue, frequency analysis, vibration simulation methods like PSD, Sine Dwell loading, Sine on Random, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 27, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

How to Get Extra Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS - hold ctrl key on keyboard to download particular standard, place unzipped file in proper location once downloading finishes, open weldment profiles from system options menu to copy unzipped file, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

An Easy Way to Set Row Heights for a BOM in SOLIDWORKS - right click on BOM control at upper-left of BOM, select formatting, row height to apply new height of rows in BOM, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Are Enterprise PDM Notifications Really Needed Anymore? - set up search by assuming that drafter is assigned as data card value on EC document, save search before attempting to edit documents, promote them forward, modify data cards in SOLIDWORKS, Steve Ostrovsky, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS EPDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Wipeout Drawing Tool Feature - command allows covering blackouts or wiping out specified areas on SOLIDWORKS drawing, Rhyc Sandberg, YouTube, Apr 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

It's the Little Things - SOLIDWORKS 2015 Enhancements - addition of year on SOLIDWORKS icon, 'My Products' tool shows products installed on system, Ron Grover, MCADCafe, Apr 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Customizable Online Masters of Engineering Focuses on Business & Technical Skills - online course focuses on skills needed for career advancement, leadership, interdisciplinary technical advancements, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 20, 2015 (more engineering articles, job and career articles)

Stanford Now the Most Efficient University? - Stanford Energy Systems Innovation project aims to enhance sustainability by sourcing renewable energy, reducing water usage, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 19, 2015 (more engineering articles)

 3 Questions to Ask Before Starting Any CAD Model - what is optimum default orientation, is there any symmetry, are there any patterns within part, Darren Henry, Onshape, Apr 20, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

STAR Global Highlights Optimization & Possibilities - STAR-CCM+ v10 is game-changer for CD-adapco, results of STAR-CCM+ are very easy to communicate, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 21, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2016: Drafting and Annotations - revision cloud comes with new rectangular, polygonal options, dimension panel offers option to choose layer that creates new dimensions, fixes overlapping dimensions, geometric center snap drawing tool snaps center of closed geometry, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in Autodesk Vault 2016 - Rollback File Lifecycle State - option to roll back file's lifecycle state, offers new item, BOM, change order features, enhancements, copy design experience, Vault thin client, project sync, ADMS console enhancements, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 23, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

ACA 2016: New DIM Command is Not in AutoCAD Architecture 2016 - type CUI in command line, expand ribbon, panels, dimensions, visit command list to type DIM to locate command, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Welcome to the Family: The Transition to Civil 3D - maintain good CAD standards, employ Civil 3D to organize survey data, create databases, provide geographic information, elevations as 3D element, alignments, profiles for road design, pipe networks, Miguel Medina, AUGI Library, Apr 22, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Simple Drawable Overrule Skeleton - apply class that implements DrawableOverrule class, WorldDraw method, or command to check variable, add/remove overrule, call Regen() to make new geometry appear in AutoCAD, Augusto Goncalves, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Extracting Help IDs for AutoCAD's UI Finder - download, install offline help for AutoCAD 2016, parse files, obtain help IDs from HTML source, surround each ID by double quotes, suffix comma to make copying/pasting file into JavaScript file simpler, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Installation: What You Need to Verify and Update Before Installing Your Autodesk Software - visit control panel to set view, verify if OS, video card driver is up to date, temp folder has been cleaned out, turn off Windows firewall, anti-virus, user account control settings, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 22, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Compliance Checking Using IFC Schema & Solibri - using IfcRelReferencedInSpatialStructure to determine if element that bounds space is acceptable, Michael McCune, CollectiveBIM, Apr 20, 2015 (more AEC articles)

SketchUp Skill Builder: Creating Patterns with Components, Pt 1 - YouTube, Apr 16, 2015 (more SketchUp articles)

SketchUp Skill Builder: Create Patterns with Components, Pt 2 - using mirrored components, YouTube, Apr 20, 2015 (more SketchUp articles)

Simulating Models in Autodesk Inventor - parametric dimensions study reduces amount of work for designers, compares results of multiple design choices, runs simulation using 'exhaustive' option, Cassie Smallwood, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 22, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2016: Error Message When Starting Cable and Harness Report - workaround is to copy required files from older Inventor release available on computer, Being Inventive, Apr 23, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2016 API - all NewFamilyInstance() overloads on Autodesk.Revit.Creation.Document, TextNote, leader API behavior, interface are enhanced, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 23, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Plantings in Pots and Planters - visit family editor, click on family category, parameters, check work place-based, select place on face in modify ribbon when placing planting in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Apr 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

IFC Exports from Revit - select modify setup button, open IFC export dialog, configure 'export only elements visible in view' option before actually performing export in normal dialog, Chris Perry, A Word on BIM, Apr 21, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

COFES 2015 Revenge of the Thought Leaders - relationships of new, improving technology, new business models were discussed, Denis Morais, Waveform, Apr 20, 2015 (more MCAD articles, CAD show articles)

COFES 2015: Seeing the Bigger Picture - requirements-based simulation takes over geometry-based simulation, when optimization is aimed; STEM-based education is important, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 23, 2015 (more MCAD articles, CAD show articles)

Researchers Create New Class of 3D Printed Aerogels - 3D printed graphene aerogels have high surface area, excellent electrical conductivity, are lightweight; 3D printed graphene aerogel microlattices have much better mass transport than bulk graphene materials, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 23, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Printing the Strongest 3D Parts with ULTEM 1010 - ULTEM 1010 is one of most popular grades of polyetherimide (PEI) thermoplastic, has applications in aerospace, automotive, food production, medical field, Gary Polio, CAPUniversity, Apr 17, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Using Tree Display to De-Clutter the Feature Manager - set feature manager tree display, right click on assembly to deselect display, configuration names, save blank assembly as assembly template to save settings in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Preparing SOLIDWORKS Models for 3D Printing - select STL files whose format is accepted by most CAD programs, control setting of triangles when .stl file is generated, choose between ASCII vs binary format before saving STL files, adjust resolution settings, Nick Jones, Solid Solutions, Apr 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials, rapid prototyping articles)

SOLIDWORKS Custom Hole Wizard Sizes - locate toolbox settings program, select customize hole wizard once hole wizard program launches, create, add new size hole, type new standards name, determine difference between new standard from one copied, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - New in 2015: Wire Numbering Formulas and Customization - discusses new variables, formula builder in wire styles properties to create unique numbering formats for electrical schematics, Joe Mcdiarmid, YouTube, Apr 22, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Instantly Become a Better Networker in Your Engineering Career - build strong lasting relationships, be genuinely interested in people, listen to others, join, get involved in professional associations, Anthony Fasano, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 20, 2015 (more engineering articles, job and career articles)

BIM Workflows are Evolving - benefits of using cloud-based project management for BIM, Randall Newton, AEC Magazine, Mar 20, 2015 (more AEC articles)

BIM Object Standard Naming - NBS BIM Object Standard, Reusing object names, standardizing COBie Type name, component description formats, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects Blog, Apr 17, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Script Types: Scheduled Workflow Action Script - setting up scheduled script for workflow state, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 20, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

What's New in Vault 2016 Review - what's new help documentation looks same in 3 Vault variants, little indication of features introduced with Vault 2015 R2, FlexLM now logs by username, expanded support for 3rd party CAD data, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 22, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Framed - ensure that object frame is visible before selecting attached image, PDF, DWF or DGN file, set value of frame to 2 to make it visible while avoiding plotting in AutoCAD, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, Apr 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 13: Customizing AutoCAD - rendering engine available with AutoCAD, rendering disadvantages in Release 14, hints improved material browser in AutoCAD 2015 version, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Apr 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Creating a Merged Model Using Glue API - serialize modelTransformationRequests into JSON for model_transformations string, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 21, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Linking Components between AutoCAD Electrical and Autodesk Inventor - right click on Inventor only component in location view, select 'assign to existing in drawing' option, pick components to be linked before inserting new electrical component to link to Inventor component, Vikas Vaishnav, Point-to-Point, Apr 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles, Inventor tutorials)

Invoking AutoCAD's UI Finder from JavaScript - consider new prefix in AutoCAD 2016 before calling function, launch HELP for HelpFindUI() method, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Automatic Material Thickness Detection in Sheet Metal - New in Autodesk Inventor 2016 - start model, convert model to sheet metal, select base face for unfolding, view sheet metal defaults screen that confirms sheet metal thickness, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 21, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Screws Incorrectly Represented in Cut Section View - workaround is to edit section view from display option tab, section standard part, select 'obey browser settings' or 'always' in Inventor drawing section view, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor: Delete Component in Assembly Can End Up with a 'Ghost' Reference - cancel operation, delete assembly feature followed by component to prevent ghost references in previous release of Inventor, invoke pattern-copy command to get rid of existing ghost references, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 17, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Level and View Renaming - level, view causes names to be tightly integrated, determine if level is to be renamed when renaming plan/RCP view in Revit, RVIT, Apr 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: How to Print to PDF and Change the Order of the Sheets - export sheets to DWF, employ design review to open DWF exported, visit top left under thumbnail tabs to drag, drop sheets to match order of print, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

7 Tips for Faster SOLIDWORKS Modeling - hold down Shift key while choosing arc to dimension to tangent point, hold down Control key while drawing sketch entity to turn off automatic relations, Casey Tevebaugh, CADdigest.com, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Design Assemblies with Moving Parts Easily with SOLIDWORKS Motion - computes position, velocities, accelerations, loads encountered by each assembly component, transfers reaction loads automatically to SOLIDWORKS Simulation software, checks colliding parts when assembly moves, Timoteo Muller, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 8 - invoke delete face command, 'delete and patch' option to remove small faces/artifacts, simplify model for meshing, apply mesh settings as ‘mesh control’ while meshing assembly, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS in a Browser with Much Help from Frame - access cloud solution Frame to run desktop application in cloud, allows option to check server location, offers ability to copy, paste from local clipboard to Frame clipboard, Michael Lord, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Creating Harnesses - tips to modify existing harnesses in Electrical 2D before trying them in routing, 3D software, YouTube, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Troubleshooting Graphics Glitches - troubleshooting techniques to diagnose common issues leading to graphics problems in SOLIDWORKS, Mina Bassalious, YouTube, Apr 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Tooling Up for Challenging Cuts - guide for selecting tools for high-speed tool paths, tight areas, straight walls, graphite cutting, Mike MacArthur, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

ASCON Group Launches Renga Architecture - Q&A with Vladimir Zakharov of ASCON about guiding principles in developing Renga Architecture, 3D navigation, add-ons, target market, future plans, price, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 9, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 8 - unalign coordinate dimensions, install Solid Edge Velocity Printer again, display long material names in material table, purpose of dimension style mapping, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 20, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Evaluating a UHF RFID Tag Design with Simulation - 3 types of RFID tags, modeling UHF RFID tag design using COMSOL Multiphysics, evaluating tag performance, Fanny Littmarck, COMSOL Blog, Apr 20, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - More PDF Power - enhanced PDF support allows zooming, panning drawing with PDF underlay attached, offers 2 sets of controls when exporting to PDF, DWF, comes with PDF quality, font handling, hyperlink, bookmark controls, David Cohn, CADLearning, Apr 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Working with Point Clouds in AutoCAD 2016 - Q& A about creating linework, sections in point clouds, point cloud tab, object snap cycling, advantages of using point clouds, tips to remove tree, building points in AutoCAD, Michelle Rasmussen, ASCENT Blog, Apr 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Tips & Tricks: Block Saveas - create block, enter block editor environment, expand open/save panel to select 'save block as' option, make desired edits before saving new block definition, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Apr 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Intro to 3ds Max - main toolbar offers object selection, scaling, snap tools, command panel is vital part of screen's real estate, time slider allows user jump to any timeframe, quad menu allows quick access to tools, viewport adjusts layouts, Brian Chapman, AUGI Library, Apr 20, 2015 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Use the PRESSPULL Command on Tapered Objects - select PRESSPULL command, hold ctrl key, click on top surface, release ctrl key before entering height in AutoCAD 2015, Jaiprakash Pandey, Cadalyst, Apr 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Not Working? - type MENULOAD in AutoCAD, browse to Autodesk vehicle tracking menus folder to select menu for installation, invoke APPLOAD command, open vehicle tracking 2015 file to return operation to vehicle tracking buttons, commands, Justin Doughty, CADline, Apr 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Download/Installation - log in to Autodesk account, visit management options to select Autodesk software to be installed, click 'more actions,' pick version, platform, language before choosing 'download now' option, press install button to install software, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 21, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Common Exceptions While Running RealDWG Application - System.IO.FileNotFoundException appears when RealDwg application does not find dependent dlls, fix System.InvalidProgramException by locating acdbmgd.dll from RealDWG install CD before copying it to RealDWG root folder in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Weird Revit Railing Stuff, Pt 4 - Handrail Terminations - visit railing termination template to create termination family, add termination to railing, select controls from within family editor to adjust rail termination visibility, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Get a Centerline of a Structural Column Using DynamoBIM - select physical structural model, extract geometry, place vertices at all column locations, convert all vertices to points before adding LineByBestFitThroughtPoints node to extract centerline of column, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Group Test: Ultra Portable 15-Inch Mobile Workstations - comparing entry-level CAD machines: HP ZBook 15u, Lenovo ThinkPad W550s; mid-range CAD machines: Dell Precision M3800, MSI WS60, HP OMEN Pro, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 21, 2015 (more laptop articles)

Review: HP OMEN Pro (Pre-Production Unit) - Intel Core i7-4870HQ CPU, Quadro K1100M (2GB) GPU, 16GB of RAM, multi-touch touchpad, impressive machine for mobile CAD, entry-level simulation, rendering, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 21, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

Selection Methods - Chain, vs Loop, vs Tangency - employ select chain, select loop, select tangency methods to connect sketch entities of same type in both directions, connect edges of face to make loop, choose tangent connecting curves, edges or faces in SOLIDWORKS, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Modeling Challenge - Remove All Holes - apply FeatureWorks tool to recognize holes as feature before suppressing them, defeature tool eliminates level of detail associated with part/assembly model, delete face command deletes pre-selected cylindrical faces/patch in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Tadic, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Create Planes in SOLIDWORKS - choose features, reference geometry, plane to select combination of first, second, third references, ensure that message dialog reads fully defined before accepting feature, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Moving the Workgroup PDM Vault - check-in on any files that are currently active, stop Workgroup PDM service, locate root directory folder, copy Vault root folder to new computer before installing Workgroup PDM Vault service, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Making SVG Files Autoscale in SOLIDWORKS - open SVG file in text editor, edit width, height by replacing them with 100% each, save changes to make autoscale, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Positioning Components with Triad, Alt, Shift, and Ctrl Keys - ways to position parts, assembly components by focusing specifically on panning, rotating, using move with triad in SOLIDWORKS, Ricky Huynh, YouTube, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Real Story of Design Failure and Redesign Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation - redesign, with greater G loading, shows less than 0.1% of design will fail below 100,000 cycles, Michael Kalin, CADdigest.com, Apr 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Direct vs Parametric Modeling: Which Works Best for Your Application? - parametric modeling allows creating powerful models from sketches but can prevent conceptualizing designs, direct modeling generates complex shapes in 3D CAD environment, helpful for conceptualization, building complex, sweeping surfaces, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 20, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Advanced Post Processing of STLs for 3D Printing - discusses issues related to translation of STL file from solid object to triangulated representation, orientation of vectors in triangles, wall thickness, units, ways to optimize model, deliver best print results, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 16, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, MCAD articles)

Implementing the Weak Form with a COMSOL App - evaluate, inspect various matrices, vectors involved in solution process, view stiffness matrix by setting up COMSOL application, Chien Liu, COMSOL Blog, Apr 16, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Expert Interview with Caron Beesley of Acronym Online - application of CAD in public vs private sector, useful tips for public sector CAD users, impact of cloud computing on public sector usage, CADspeed, Apr 16, 2015 (more CAD industry articles)

My Favorite Command - Zoom to Selection in ArchiCAD - select elements, visit view, zoom, zoom to selection option to center elements in screen before saving new view, find elements in view, check selection in ArchiCAD, Ken Good, Cadimage, Apr 17, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Lab4: Field API Web Intro Ex - iterate list of issues, check value of status in each issue, add up counters for each status, employ Field API intro app to re-visit issue list before adding chart to web page, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 16, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

How to Add All Library and Catalogue Content After Installation - open AutoCAD Electrical 2016 in control panel, click uninstall/change, pick ‘select all' button if all catalog content needs to be installed, open symbol libraries section to install additional libraries, Kevin Walker, Micro Concepts Blog, Apr 17, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

CADWorx Piping Displays as Single Line - invoke CONVERTSOLID command to make single lines display correctly, convert all selected components into 3D solids in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 16, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

More New Things in Civil 3D 2016 - ability to select corridor alignment targets by layer, control direction of section views, subassembly composer supports loop creation, option to make areas exclusionary while creating catchment areas, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, Apr 20, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

InfraWorks 360 Web: Your Model in a Browser - visit portal page to find, open model, generate model view for entire model, form scenario location, extents in context of whole model, Markus Briglmeir, BIMagination, Apr 19, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2016 Improvements - allows copying parameters to user parameters, import/export external rules configuration for iLogic, in-canvas text rotation, thickness detection, large assembly performance, faster drawing creation, centralized external sketch symbol library features, Scott Hallmark, Applied Software, Apr 16, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Inventor 2016 - Sheet Metal - option to create multiple sheet metal bodies in single part file, form bend with zero radius, auto detects material thickness on import, punch tool shows number of instances when placing them, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 17, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Manage Stock Size Data and Other Downstream Information with iLogic - set rule to run in response to ‘before save document' event, create iLogic form containing properties required to fill out, replace line from original rule that displays message box with rule, Forrest Judd, Hagerman & Company Blog, Apr 16, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2016 New Features - offers improvements to energy analysis tools for architects, reinforcing updates for structural engineers, new set of schedules, filters, splits, hangers, show disconnect options for MEP engineers, Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP - Circuit Length Calculation - create schedule focused on electrical circuits, sort schedule by panel, circuit, provide header for panel, footer for totals before adding parameter for length factor, calculated parameter for total estimate, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Automatic Modeling - check ‘area and volume computations' checkbox to allow room to continue up until it is fit for room bounding element, ceiling or floor in Revit, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, Apr 19, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Synchronous and Parametric - synchronous parts are entirely parametric, parts are driven by dimensions, geometrical relations, dimensions can be driven by either values or equations in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 15, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to: Manage Dimensions in Draft, Pt 2  - select ‘remove from alignment set' option to remove selected dimensions from alignment set in Solid Edge, YouTube, Apr 16, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Restore File Associations Command - visit options, file explorer page to click on ‘restore file associations' command, right-click SOLIDWORKS file to choose default program from open flyout before selecting SOLIDWORKS launcher program, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - How to Simulate a Fluid Container - apply distributed pressure load to analyze container filled with fluid in SOLIDWORKS, Waleed Al-rabeh, YouTube, Apr 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Creating Navigational Hotspots - tips to set up groups of parts that will highlight together, link to almost anything when clicked on in Composer Player, Kirkwood Hines, YouTube, Apr 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet? - dependency on application's smarts to figure out building details, BIM is relatively dumb technology where user is forced to model everything in building, needs game-changer to make BIM exciting for AEC professionals, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 16, 2015 (more AEC articles)

10 Things to Know About Onshape Drafting - integrates third-party add-on into Onshape, drafting technology is based on Xenon, offers full associativity between 3D model, 2D drawings, dimensions, 2D layout module is available for free, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 16, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

MecSoft's RhinoCAM Helps in the Making of Fine Violins in France - integrated within Rhino, RhinoCAM plug-in can be used to create tool paths before sending them to CNC router, Sam Peguiron, CADdigest, Apr 15, 2015 (more RhinoCAM articles)

HP Unveils New Hardware Offerings that Prioritize Power - HP Z Turbo Drive G2 claims 4 times throughput improvement over conventional SSDs, lightweight HP OMEN Pro mobile workstation features HD resolution with high-power GPU, HP DreamColor Z32x display comes with diagonal form factor, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 16, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles, HP workstation articles)

Autodesk Application Manager - One Update to Rule Them All - employ application manager to eliminate duplicated download overhead, time, visit settings, files to use shared storage or content downloads, set path to common network folder that all PCs can access, Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Apr 17, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Using Tolerances in Plant 3D 2016 - set offset tolerance value for each joints to allow ports to connect that are equal to or less than tolerance apart, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

How to Locate the 2015 Server Downloads for Vault Basic and Above - visit Autodesk account login page, products and services section to expand Vault product enhancements, locate correct link to download Vault Basic client, server components, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 16, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

InfraWorks 360 - How to Improve the Quality of Your Aerial Photos - download model from model builder, select imagery in data sources tab, click configure, raster tab before visiting Bing maps section to pick/change ground resolution of imagery, Cristina Savian, From the Ground Up, Apr 16, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

InfraWorks 360 - Model Builder - New Polygon Import Functionality - create new dwg file using Civil 3D, define coordinate system, turn on OnlineMaps, apply MAPPOLYLINETOPOLYGON to convert rectangle/closed polyline into polygon, MAPEXPORT to export polygon into .shp file, Cristina Savian, From the Ground Up, Apr 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Slope Stake Report Through XREF - rename C3DReport.dll file to something else or move it to another location, locate C3DReport.dll in download zip file list, copy it to location where old report dll file was located, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Apr 16, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Structure 2016 - New Features - major structural improvements are structural steel profiles, release and member forces, trusses, reinforcement features includes addition of host mark, category, count parameters, check special element for rebar that offers enhanced rebar performances, Autodesk Revit Structure, Apr 15, 2015 (more Revit articles)

New Best Practices for Plumbing - add additional sheets to set, place vent view over waste view on same sheet, include enough sections, 3D views to provide required clarity needed to Revit drawing, David Raynor, AUGI Library, Apr 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Merge Surface - ensure that topos overlap or share edge to make tool work, but if both topos overlap, merge will actually discard any boundary points that are within overlap in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Apr 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace, Pt 6 - create new Dynamo graph or workspace, place adaptive components by points, add family type node in graph, generate pipeline for data from one node to other before running project in Revit, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Apr 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Easy Editing of Type Catalogues from Revit Using Microsoft Excel - start Excel application, open blank spreadsheet, import shared parameters text file into it, hit finish to bring catalogue in to easily editable Excel row, column format, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 17, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Develop3D Live Talks - Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO SOLIDWORKS - address ways to anticipate how shifts in technology, society creates enormous opportunities, challenges for engineering industry, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Preview Tab Performance - open EPDM Vault view showing data card tab, check contents of preview tab, set EPDM display to default to faster performance BMP preview before setting ways to obtain both options of performance, Jim Krivoshein, InFlow Technology, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Bicycle Frame Design Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation - optimize frame geometry, define shape of tubes using surfacing, static analysis before adjusting aerodynamic efficiency of tube shapes in SOLIDWORKS, Waleed Al-rabeh, HRS Blog, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Dimension the Undimensionable SOLIDWORKS Drawing - find, show sketch in drawing, add required dimensions before hiding sketch in drawing, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Show All Hidden Bodies and Components - activate ‘show hidden bodies' command to temporarily remove visible geometry from view, apply show hidden components to make selected components visible even after command is exited in SOLIDWORKS, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Grouping Annotations - select multiple annotation in drawing, group them so that they moves together when dragged, delete group or ungroup annotations to make them move independently in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Status Bar - located at bottom of SOLIDWORKS window status bar provides information related to function being performed currently, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Apr 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Autodesk Updates Manufacturing Product Line: Multi-CAD Workflow, 3D Printing Support, and Pre-Processing Geometry Cleanup Take Center Stage - 2016 version offers multi-CAD support, new tools to bridge CAD design to 3D printing, freeform modeling tools for Inventor, point-cloud objects for factory design, enhanced simulation tools, offers clues to Autodesk's strategy, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 15, 2015 (more MCAD articles, Autodesk articles, rapid prototyping articles)

What to Expect from COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.1 - application builder easily converts models into simplified apps with custom UI, COMSOL server now run apps in multiple computers, core functionalities comes with additional part libraries in microfluidics, mixer, ray optics, structural mechanics module, Fanny Littmarck, COMSOL Blog, Apr 15, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

New Conversational CNC Lathe OD Turning Wizard Available in G-Wizard Editor v1.90 - wizard offers corner treatment, break edges button allows specifying edges that can obtain radius based on value, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Apr 13, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Despite Marketing Hype, CAD Users Adopt New Technologies Cautiously - CAD trends 2015 brings awareness to CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM professionals, software companies about need to plan technologies for 2015, beyond, adjust budget based on technology adoption rates, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 15, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

How to: Manage Dimensions in Draft - discusses smart dimension, distance between, arrange dimensions tool in Solid Edge, YouTube, Apr 9, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Interview: Truman Du, CEO of ZWSOFT - ZWSOFT market share in China, 'internationalization' of ZWCAD, competition with AutoCAD, cost-effective advantage, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Apr 16, 2015 (more CAD industry articles, ZWCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016: 30 Releases Young and Still Going Strong, Pt 3 - ability to convert section plane to support slicing of objects, manipulate, manage point clouds in new ways, render drawings using photographic, environmental lighting, Lee Ambrosius, CADdigest.com, Apr 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Civil 3D 2016 - enhanced translation of point clouds into surfaces, ability to extract surface as AutoCAD solid, allows importing InfraWorks models directly into Civil 3D, includes new tool to fix broken references without leaving Civil 3D, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, Apr 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Add Objects to Block Using Edit Block in Place - select block, right-click to pick ‘edit block in-place' option, verify block from list, invoke REFSET command to add/remove objects in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - Swapping or Updating a Title Border Project Wide - update project, drawing properties to match revised cross reference origin, column/row widths if border is changed for larger border, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Inventor - Improve Render Times by Preparing Your Model - apply shrinkwrap tool to remove model complexity while retaining outer appearance in Inventor, David Gate, CADline, Apr 15, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Install and Configure Autodesk SAAS 2023 in Your Browser - configure tools to determine applications that will be made available to users, download standard apps to configure standards, create component libraries, set name to document, folder paths, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Apr 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Revit 2016 New Features - A First Look - improved UI adds modeling, analysis, documentation, collaboration capabilities, new open sheet option quickly accesses view sheets, adds MEP fabrication content required for detailing besides documentation, analysis, collaboration enhancements, Jason Boehning, CADLearning, Apr 15, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2016 - Place Rooms Automatically - visit architecture tab, room and area panel, click on rooms to open button that allows placing rooms automatically in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 15, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Transfer Gridline Configurations to Different Views Using Propagate Extents - select all grid lines to activate propagate extents button on ribbon, pick level where grid layout is to be transferred to configure it as first level, James Philip, CADline, Apr 16, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Get the Revit Version and Build Number Using DynamoBIM - open DynamoBIM, add file path node, select Revit project, include file.frompath, file.readtext node before adding specified string, extract second entry in list, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Exporting 3D Element Geometry to a WebGL Viewer - retrieve pre-selected element, determine bounding box, geometry, loop through geometry objects, solid faces, request triangulated mesh for each face before adding indices of resulting vertex to face definition list in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the SOLIDWORKS Note Feature to Improve 2D Drawings - open drawing, add driving/driven dimensions to drawing views, create new note to type text, move mouse out onto screen, left click desired dimension to add dimension info into note text, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Will It Bond? - simplified bonding tolerance allows applying local mesh refinement to obtain more elements for greater accuracy in T-area, more accurate bonding technique is exact but slower option for filling in gaps, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using SOLIDWORKS EPDM Data Cards to Update Excel Documents - automate documentation of ECOs in multiple documents using EPDM variable fields, enter ECO data in single EPDM data card to update numerous documents, link metadata fields between EPDM data card, Excel, Prism Engineering Blog, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

How Well Do You Know Your Mates? - discusses functionalities of commonly used mechanical mates - cam, slot, hinge, gear, rack pinion, screw, universal joint mates in SOLIDWORKS, Grant Davidson, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Multi-Body Sheet Metal - YouTube, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Optimize the HP 440 on a Budget - optimizing RAM, CPU, GPU keeping price in $1600 to $2600 range, HP 440 is ideal for engineering students along with entry-level, experienced engineers, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 13, 2015 (more HP workstation articles)

Develop3D Live Talks - Scott Schiller, HP World-Wide Director for 3D Printing - shares HP's experience about driving from analog to digital transformation in other markets, discusses HP's vision for advancing state of art of 3D printing, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 15, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AutoCAD 2016 Developer Documentation Changes - general development resources are now easier to access, custom program files can be digitally signed, managed .NET reference guide, ObjectARX update includes new classes, interfaces, functions, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics: Beyond the UI, Apr 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2016: System Enhancements - high quality geometry toggle is added in graphic performance option, new REGENAUTO system variable automatically regenerates drawing when display is zoomed out, added 4 PDF plotters, attaches Navisworks cache, document file, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 15, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - New Dimension Tool - dimension command replaces dimension flyout, allows adding linear, arc, circular, or angular dimension with single command, without quitting, invoking other dimension commands, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Apr 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Lab3: Field API Web Intro - insert common field REST calls under field folder, copy folder to web application, employ Web Forms instead of Win Form when choosing project in Microsoft Visual Studio, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 14, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

ACA: -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD and the EXPERT System Variable - set value of EXPERT system variable to 2 to suppress drawing whose name already exists, add ‘_Y' to command input to allow AutoCAD Architecture overwrite file, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

SETBYLAYER: Quickly Change All Object Properties to ByLayer - invoke command to change overrides for color, linetype, lineweight, material, plot style to ByLayer, set properties before selecting objects to be modified in AutoCAD, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, Apr 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 12: Graduate to Dynamic Blocks - discusses importance of adding action parameters to block to dynamically modify appearance, geometry of inserts after they are inserted into AutoCAD drawing, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Apr 14, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

New Features in the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 API - new alignment parameters, pipe network properties are added to .NET API library, update object version to 10.5 from 10.4 to check COM API changes, reference new libraries, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

Classy Pipe Labels - opt to build parts list using previous versions like Civil 3D 2014 before applying method to bring them into Civil 3D 2015, Mick Reynolds, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Apr 15, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2016 What's New - A Commentary - major improvements were included in Dynamo, A360 collaboration for Revit, Project Solon, site designer, minor features, enhancements were added in core functionality, architectural, structural, MEP, Chris Price, Revit Rants, Apr 14, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace, Pt 5 - load parts before launching Dynamo, open adaptive component placement family, load 4 point AC brace family, get acquainted with Dynamo interface before aligning nodes, creating new nodes or toggling geometry/node visibility, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Apr 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Shared Coordinates and Collaboration for Revit - insert location markers if publish coordinates fails to link, align master site in each building files, apply acquire coordinates to pick master site that will pull correct shared coordinates into building model, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Regular Polyhedrons - apply folding method to create regular polyhedrons except 20-faced Icosahedron, else cut sphere by planes that are aligned at each faces of polyhedron in Revit, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Apr 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Curved Wall Elevation Profile and Creator Class Update - identify issues in creator.CreateModelCurve method by checking curve types, test if curve is line, arc or ellipse, else create multiple lines from tessellated curve points in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Flexible Sub-Assemblies - select icon in context sensitive toolbar to make sub-assembly flexible, check if any degrees of freedom allowed in sub-assembly is available in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Colors, Layers and the Color Display Mode Button - select document properties, choose drawing item, layer, click on ‘change layer' button, pick ‘-per standard-' option to avoid new dimensions from getting added onto current layer in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Create a Sphere in SOLIDWORKS - create new sketch, draw circle with line intersecting it directly through center point, trim one side of circle, create revolve boss/base or revolved surface before setting direction angle to 360 degrees, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: The Archive Environment and Saving Your Setup - select among custom, all objects, objects modified by user, 'objects modified by user since' options to archive file that is used for restoration of database after upgrade, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 15, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - How to Simulate a Fluid Container  - tips to analyze container filled with fluid using distributed pressure load in SOLIDWORKS, Waleed Al-rabeh, YouTube, Apr 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Creating Navigational Hotspots - process to set up groups of parts that will highlight together, link to almost anything when clicked on in composer player, Kirkwood Hines, YouTube, Apr 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Which Module Should I Choose for Working with My CAD Data? - select LiveLink products if CAD, COMSOL simulation software are installed on same computer, else opt for design or CAD import module for importing only files, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, Apr 14, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Tooling Up for Challenging Cuts - employ tool that is half size of tightest area, encourage machine rigidity to dictate size of cutter, check sound of tools to determine optimization of the tool paths, Mike MacArthur, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Develop3D Live Talks - Onshape Chairman Jon Hirschtick - discusses ways to tackle challenges with brand new approach, how fully leveraging latest cloud/web/mobile technologies can improve way products are designed today, shares lesson that Onshape learnt from building new full-cloud CAD system, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 14, 2015 (more Onshape articlescloud articles)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 11: We've Come a Long Way - discusses usefulness of Autodesk Seek design center tool for redefining blocks, creating tool palettes, screen capture calculator, need to keep updating work, software, workstation to boost AutoCAD productivity, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Apr 7, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Tip - Get the Perfect Plan View - employ EXPLAN command to do plan view of portion of drawing being selected without creating zoom extent, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Automatic Save Warning Message - ensure if proper permissions for user profile is available, check if path for ‘automatic save file location' is pointing to correct location in AutoCAD, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 13, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Clean Up Hand Rails in Plant 3D - visit structure tab on modify panel to apply structure explode tool, employ structure cut back tool located next to miter tool or AutoCAD TRIM command when cleaning up vertical rail members, Brandon Anderson, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Delete the Base View and Keep the Projected Views - right-click on base view to be deleted, select delete, press << on dialog box, check if View3 is tied to base view before deleting column in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 13, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Avoid 'Trust This Publisher' Dialog - employ certutil.exe tool from Microsoft to install certificate, tick 'always trust applications from XXXXX' checkbox, install modules in C drive under Autodesk application plugins folder, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials, Autodesk articles)

Civil 3D 2016 - What's New - added capability manages data shortcuts, replaces DWG objects, targets alignment by layers, section view controls direction of section, offers subassembly composer loop geometry support, exclusionary catchments, pressure pipe labels in section views, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 13, 2015 (more Civil 3D articles)

I Can Name That Part In - visit pipe network defaults, change ‘use size name from parts list as description' to yes to call part size name into pipe label style via description component in Civil 3D, Mick Reynolds, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Apr 13, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2016's New Physical-Realistic Rendering Engine - Autodesk introduces its own Raytracer engine, enhanced technology of existing RaytraceVisual style before incorporating into rendering dialog for 3D views, new selection tool in view panel creates section box around selected elements, Dan Stine, AECbytes, Apr 13, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Filters for Quality Control - understanding filters, project parameters, adding new filter in project, apply overrides to graphics once filter is applied to view in Revit, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Apr 13, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Surface Area Calculations - create dynamo file, check green arrow number slider to control row number that allows inserting data in Excel, select faces before pressing finish to check surface area, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Apr 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: ScheduleDefinition.GetSchedulableFields() Returns More Fields than UI - verify if ParameterId of SchedulableField is greater than 0 before assuming it as shared or project parameter, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, Apr 14, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Manage Your Projects with 3DEXPERIENCE Dashboards - provides completely configurable online view of important information, multiple pages in dashboard delivers internal platform metrics, external news feeds, visit blog, model feed widgets to determine if project is progressing, Stephen Endersby, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Apr 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Adding Duct Path to Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - open reports in projects tab, select ‘list of wires by line style,' visit columns tab before clicking on column management icon, check duct path option before updating drawings, Loretta Stiurca, Design Point Solutions, Apr 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015 Duplicate File Name - click on file warning to generate list of duplicates, open vault view in separate window to rename file, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

How to Enable Xpress Products in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - generate product code by logging into SOLIDWORKS customer portal account, launch Xpress tool before accessing, logging into MySolidWorks, copy, paste product code into SOLIDWORKS window to have full access of Xpress product, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Turning Cones into Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS - create cone using revolve feature, apply shell tool to generate thin walls before adding cut extrude to produce seam, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 14, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkStation P500 Review - Intel Xeon E5-1630v3 CPU, NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4GB GDDR5 GPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, impressive performance, suitable for engineering apps, price starts at US$1502, John Evans, Design & Motion, Apr 13, 2015 (more Lenovo workstation reviews)

First Impressions of the FARO Freestyle3D Scanner - structured light scanner, projects pattern of infrared dots, detects their deformation, comes bundled with Surface Pro 3, FARO's SCENE Capture software pre-installed, provides painless capturing, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 10, 2015 (more 3D scanner reviews)

Handheld 3D Scanner Brings 3D Printing to the Masses - SCANIFY 3D scanner captures, processes 3D model quickly by combining precalibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging, Kaylie Duffy, Product Design & Development, Apr 13, 2015 (more 3D scanner articles)

SolidSmack Catches Up with 3D Printing Visionary Joshua Harker - Video Interview - talk about latest project, tools in use, getting involved with 'Artists Lend Support,' Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Apr 8, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Modeling Laser-Material Interactions with the Beer-Lambert Law - understanding Beer-Lambert law, material heating, implementing in COMSOL Multiphysics, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, Apr 13, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Taking NASTRAN Input Files into ANSYS Mechanical via External Model in ANSYS 16.0 - Ted Harris, PADT Blog, Apr 10, 2015 (more ANSYS articles)

Autodesk Simulation 2016 Portfolio - word 'Simulation' is dropped from software titles, unveils SimStudio build for defeaturing, direct editing, enhanced MoldFlow offers pre-processing efficiency, UI refinements, export wrapped model, Nastran, In-CAD makes debut, John Evans, Design & Motion, Apr 13, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk Manufacturing 2016 Product Launch - turning capability added, enhanced Factory Design suite to allow batch conversion of legacy CAD items into factory assets, point clouds now display laser scan location map, John Evans, Design & Motion, Apr 13, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Script Types: Condition and Validation Scripts - both scripts only serve workflow transitions in Autodesk PLM 360, using scripts in workflow transition lifecycle, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 13, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Change Layer Combo Control Bar Width in AutoCAD - uncheck quick access toolbar to pull down menu, select layer combo control, change value from default value of 208 to 320, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Apr 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Printing from AutoCAD with a Black Printed Background - change background color to grey while working in model space, draw closed polyline around area to be printed if zoomed, create solid hatch, change color of polyline, apply Draworder to move polyline to back, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 13, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

New Electromechanical Link Between AutoCAD Electrical and Autodesk Inventor - 2016 version allows setting electromechanical workflow by opening link setup dialog, entering name of link, shared folder location to create electromechanical link before linking projects, design changes flow between products, Vikas Vaishnav, Point-to-Point, Apr 13, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Changing Raster Image Paths in Drawing to Relative Paths - make raster image path relative to drawing path, set source path as relative before reloading AutoCAD to resolve active path, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 12, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Develop3D Live Talks - Autodesk CEO Carl Bass - discusses new means of cloud-based design, engineering, how to pair them with manufacturing advances that are now within reach of even smallest companies, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 13, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 What's New - Drawing Views - drawing view dialog box no more contains orientation area, base view contains 8 green triangles that allows selection of triangle for creating 8 other views related directly to parent view, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 13, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Add Note for Centerline of Work Feature in Drawing - select start or end point as position for drawing note before adjusting location of drawing note in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 12, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Revit 2016? - navigation during redraw, automatically linked views in PDF exports, works in perspective views, MEP fabrication detailing, linking with steel detailing, improved reinforcement detailing, CADline, Apr 13, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Moves with Nearby Elements Wall - The Rules - make components parallel or perpendicular to wall, determine if wall is to be rotated, adjust origin of wall, move/copy component based on wall extents in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 11, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Spaces Instead of Areas - check for availability of spaces, determine whether sketching space separators or area boundaries is worse, check space naming utility vs manually updating area data to match relevant room data in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 10, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The Hidden Treasures of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, Pt 4 - tips to create cam, circular cam vs linear cam, create cam motion definition once cam parameters are set, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 13, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

The Perfect Putt with SOLIDWORKS Motion - create putt assembly, define path of stroke, mates, state elastic properties between putter, golf ball, determine direction of gravity in order to have ball stay rolling on ground, Paolo Olmos, HRS Blog, Apr 11, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Learn the Basics - basic functions of Composer, tips to integrate Composer with MS Word, Nathan Dunn, YouTube, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

CorelDraw Technical Suite X7 - UI has attractive, flatter design, semi-automatic updates between CAD models, diagrams, 3D PDF output feature, can import dimensions intact, available for price $999, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 8, 2015 (more Corel reviews)

SLA vs PolyJet: Technology Review - functioning, strengths, weaknesses of Stereolithography Apparatus, Triple Jetting Technology, Samantha Bild, ModernTech Blog, Apr 8, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Managing Simulation Democratization - skill requirements for modeling, simulation analyst intern; analysts as developers, managers, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

What's New in DriveWorks 12, Pt 1 - added features for Enterprise PDM integration, increased test mode functionality, 'model insight' in preview or test mode, dynamic form width, Dave Mandl, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2015 (more DriveWorks articles)

How Can I Build an Efficient Stirling Heat Pump? - modeling Stirling heat pump with COMSOL Multiphysics, Phillip Oberdorfer, COMSOL Blog, Apr 9, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

COBie 101 - definition, benefit of COBie from facilities management perspective, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 6, 2015 (more AEC articles)

From Point Cloud to BIM - advantages of fully- vs semi-automated recognition for creating BIM models from point clouds, AEC Magazine, Mar 12, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Guidance Notes for Autodesk Revit Users Exchanging Models with Graphisoft ArchiCAD - Revit users should ensure mapping of elements for IFC exchange for both import, export is correct to ensure reliable exchange; list of free viewers to review IFC models, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects Blog, Apr 7, 2015 (more Revit articles, ArchiCAD articles, AEC articles)

Tidy Your Toolbox a Different Way - create a double or even triple stack Toolbox in ArchiCAD, Cadimage, Apr 10, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD 2016: 30 Releases Young and Still Going Strong, Pt 2 - ability to create dimensions by object type, wrap dimensional text, format MText, mark objects for revision, Lee Ambrosius, CADdigest.com, Apr 9, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Return a Borrowed AutoCAD License - delete registry keys after returning license to server or when license's borrow time is up, Andrea Andreetti, Cadalyst, Apr 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Expert Interview with Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist and Cadalyst Contributing Editor - involvement with AutoCAD before/after joining Autodesk, expansion of expertise to BIM, cloud technology, Internet of Things, 3D printing, favorite AutoCAD functions, tips, key to development of good design, CADspeed, Apr 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Delivering the Future of Making Things with Fusion 360 - tool allows free-form modeling, sculpting with T-Splines, mesh modeling, powerful direct, parametric modeling, adjusts subscription based on requirements, encourages collaboration, simulation, fabrication capabilities, Diego Tamburini, Design Differently, Apr 8, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

InfraWorks 360: How to Make Features Invisible or Transparent - apply transparent materials to features, adjust terrain surface opacity in model, turn visibility on/off for features, subsets, manage surface layers before setting view options, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, Apr 9, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Account Support - tips to access support in Autodesk account, complete web support request, view support request, find phone support information, Amanda Abbott-Wiemann, MasterGraphics, Apr 9, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

CreateInstance Returns E_NOINTERFACE When Invoking AutoCAD Instance - build separate 32-, 64 bit versions of external exe, provide absolute path to #import when building exe, check if any mismatch exists between typelibrary being imported, CLSID used with CreateInstance, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 10, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting the Most from the Vault Preview Panel - visit publish options to select 3D Inventor version, check marks 'include design views,' include positional representation entities, visit Autodesk Design Review, views panel to find design view, position representations in model, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 9, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Drag & Drop File from External Application - handle MouseDown event of control from where 'drag & drop' is to be enabled, set up data that could be dragged onto another applications in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 9, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Center Lines on a Slot for Dimension Creation in Inventor - visit annotate tab to pick centerline bisector, pick both nodes at quadrants of slot to create center line between 2 nodes of slot, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 6, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - The What's New You Didn't Hear About, Pt 4: Identify Last Saved in File Version - open Windows Explorer, click on properties header to select more, check 'SW last saved with' option before searching files in SOLIDWORKS, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using Instant 3D in SOLIDWORKS - allows dragging handles for resizing dimensions, reshaping sketch geometry, enabling Instant 3D requires only single click to show feature's dimensions, Dave Murray, CADimensions Blog, Apr 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Want to Save Rebuild Time in SOLIDWORKS? Use the Geometry Pattern Tool - tool saves time as SOLIDWORKS is not solving each instance of seed feature, makes files much smaller, Stephen Petrock, ModernTech Blog, Apr 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Improve Machine Performance When Working with SOLIDWORKS Assemblies - turn off high quality transparency, decrease level of detail for curvature generation, turn off edges in shaded mode, avoid large assemblies, take maximum advantage of configurations, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Inserting Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views - visit source/destination section to select source as entire model or feature, check PropertyManager for section views to include surfaces in section cut, display surfaces, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Mold Tools Tricks, Pt 3: Manual Mold Making, Pt 1 - setting up mold manually if mold tools fail to behave exactly as needed, Irwin Huisma, YouTube, Apr 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Mold Tools Tricks, Pt 3: Manual Mold Making, Pt 2 - take advantage of mold surface folders to make mold ready to split, Irwin Huisma, YouTube, Apr 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Benefits of BIM and VDC: A Contractor's View - higher adoption of BIM, VDC on projects provides higher value output, Jennifer Suerth, AUGI Library, Apr 8, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Scanagrammetry - photogrammetry is evolving fast, becoming integrated with laser scanning systems rather than replacing them, Jonathan Coco, SPAR Point Group, Apr 2015 (more reverse engineering articles)

NVIDIA GTC 2015, Pt 2: Physically Accurate Visualization to Preempt Catastrophic Design Flaws - Autodesk Revit's seasonal sun angle simulation, accelerated on NVIDIA GPU, can help designers predict intensity of hotspots that curved surface produce, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 8, 2015 (more NVIDIA articles, graphics cards articles)

Bridging the Gap - obstacles like working within guides of contract, convincing client of long-term value of service don't let architects trust point cloud, Shaheed Smith, SPAR Point Group, Apr 2015 (more AEC articles, reverse engineering articles)

Assessing Adoption - how soon customers will truly move on from 2D, adopt 3D capture, imaging systems, Will Tompkinson, SPAR Point Group, Apr 2015 (more 2D to 3D articles)

The Boltzmann Equation, Two-Term Approximation Interface - understanding electron energy distribution function, electron transport properties in COMSOL Multiphysics, importing data to plasma model, Annette Meiners, COMSOL Blog, Apr 8, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Transferring Your Quick Access Toolbar to AutoCAD 2016 - open CUI, click on 'transfer tab' to display 'customizations in new file' side of CUI, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Recover Damaged or Lost AutoCAD Files - rename backup drawing to .dwg extension, apply autosave .sv$ option to save files temporarily, visit drawing recovery manager to locate autosave, backup files, invoke AUDIT command to check drawings suspected to contain errors, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, Apr 9, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2016: Extracting Floorplans from Point Clouds Using .NET - attach point cloud from RCS or RCP, adjust MiniumSegmentLength, FillGap, add various polyline profiles to modelspace in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Lab2: Field API Intro - login into field to obtain tickets first, acquire list of currently available projects, issues, create new issue by using issue data obtained earlier, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 9, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

AutoCAD Align Command - specify pair of source points, pair of destination points to define movement of selected object, align source points to destination points by performing move/rotate in process, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 9, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dismissing Popup Dialogs in AutoCAD - apply Windows hooks to dismiss dialog in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 8, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2016 - Text in Drawings - dialog box layout is changed slightly to better organize things, offers buttons for bullets, strikethrough, zoom in/out arrows are no more although functionality remains, allows changing case of texts, rotating texts, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 8, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Window-Select Faces to Assign an Appearance in Inventor - select solid in model browser, choose appearance in pull-down list or apply appearance browser to select all faces, choose 'assign to selection' to apply appearance, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 9, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Set Context Menu for OrdinateDimensionSet Member - create own context menu item to edit member, check OnPreSelect, OnLinearMarkingMenu events of UserInputEvents object in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 8, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Linked File Revit MEP has Colors - open visibility/graphic override for 3D view window, create filter, visit filter rules to filter by system classification in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 8, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Parametric Shadowbox Panels - open curtain wall panel.rft template file, dimension thickness, lock dimension, set initial offset distance for shadowbox before adding dimension from front reference plane to front face of panel in Revit, Jon McFarland, Curtain Wall BIM, Apr 8, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Making of Area Decimeter, Pt 1 - macro to add user variable to variable table that stores area of model in square decimeters in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Apr 9, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Making of Area Decimeter, Pt 2 - imports InteropServices namespace into project in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, Apr 9, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

A Trick for Updating a Precise Assembly Quickly - send assembly to structure manager in Teamcenter, set current revision rule to one that configures correct revisions to be seen in precise assembly structure, Scott Pigman, The PLM Dojo, Apr 2015 (more Teamcenter articles)

The Hidden Treasures of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, Pt 3 - access grooves feature, select O-Ring or Retaining Ring grooves, pick desired type of O-Ring to adjust groove size, cut groove into model to make it appear in FeatureManager design tree, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

Top 5 Tools You Need to Design Faster in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - macros decrease drafting times, automatic marks/push pin avoids popup after placing symbol, same base class filters components list, search tool locates wires/components, keyboard shortcuts generate drawing in no time, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, Apr 9, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Restoring the eDrawings Preview in the EPDM Vault View - locate eDrawings installation folder, open command prompt, change directory to eDrawing installation folder, register dll before finishing registering program, restart Windows explorer to restore preview, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 8, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS - Mold Tools Tricks, Pt 1: Fillet Transitions - handle messy fillet transitions to make them look seamless, professional, Irwin Huisma, YouTube, Apr 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Mold Tools Tricks, Pt 2: Parting Lines and Surfaces - make parting line, compatible parting surface, improve efficiency to make mold better, Irwin Huisma, YouTube, Apr 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Optimizing Dell Precision M6800 for Multi-CAD Power Users - opt for Intel Core i7-4910MQ, AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro graphics options with 8GB of discrete video memory, decent replacement for desktop workstation, price for customized configuration starts from $2655, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 6, 2015 (more laptop reviews)

The Cloud - A Bright Future Ahead - cloud-based 3D design products like Onshape, SolidWorks V6-based cloud tools, Autodesk Fusion are at different stages of development, maturity; generational shift is needed for cloud to take off in engineering, design, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 7, 2015 (more cloud articles, CAD development articles)

Samsung Introduces Compact M.2 and mSATA SSDs - Samsung shrinks down popular 850 EVO solid state drive to deliver miniature storage for mobile workstations, includes TurboWrite technology, both drives have 5-year limited warranty, AEC Magazine, Apr 2, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

First Look: Sneak Peek at Modo 901 Shows New Tools and Interface - better Booleans in every box, new progressive texture baking, improved tools for everyday modeling tasks, layered multi-resolution sculpting, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 7, 2015 (more Modo reviews)

How to Use Depth of Field in KeyShot - enable depth of field, set focal point, adjust intensity, KeyShot, Apr 6, 2015 (more KeyShot articles)

Take Your Vault Back-Ups to the Next Level - upload task scheduler priority value to improve Vault backup time, exclude Inventor standard content, validate Vault backup, retail previous backup if current backup fails, Mark Lancaster, Synergis, Mar 7, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Positioning AcPane in Status Bar - support for showing text labels on buttons in status bar is not available in AutoCAD 2015, migrating old sample on status bar, shipped with ObjectARX SDK 2007, to current AutoCAD 2014 or 2015, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 7, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Change Text Style of Schematics - open project-wide utilities dialog, select change style option on change attribute section, click setup, choose font before picking project drawings on which changes is to be applied in AutoCAD, Graham Harrison, Micro Concepts, Apr 7, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Transparent Parts in Autodesk Inventor 2016 - It's New - new version allows ability to show component as transparent by switching to selection priority, making component transparent in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 6, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Task Scheduler and Migrating Colors and Materials - determine usage of realistic appearance assignment in legacy color styles, migrate legacy color, material.xml styles to new custom .adsklib library before adding/updating custom content center libraries in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Unifi for Revit - content management system offers solutions to collate Revit families, stores data on cloud for easy access, approves uploaded content before making it live, available as subscription service, 14-day free trial, AEC Magazine, Mar 13, 2015 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 - Alpha Numeric Revisions - navigate to title block file to open it, visit project browser to expand schedules section, pick revision schedule, select edit button next to fields option before adding them to scheduled fields, James Philip, CADline, Apr 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Set Views to Print with Revit API - set print range to 'selected views/sheets' in dialog that appears after clicking print menu, apply ViewSheetSetting.InSession.Views to set views for printing in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, Apr 7, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace, Pt 1 - create GMA family with hosted constrained adaptive point, model line circle, 2 types, parameter, apply family to control radius of form elements within brace family, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Mar 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace, Pt 2 - form GMA bracing family with nested GMA family, generate constraints, subcategories, materials, top/bottom chord before saving family, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Mar 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace, Pt 3 - apply type selector to set family, hover above adaptive point until end point option is selected, add family type parameter labeled BraceRadius, create form element before flexing resulting geometry, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Mar 30, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Easy Template Storage - store templates away from installation, maintain templates under single top level folder before categorizing them by adding sub-folder, Rachel Diane York, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 7, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Copied and Derived Sketches - copy existing sketch using copy & paste, derived sketches method, Ron Grover of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Modify Sketch Tool - apply utility to move, rotate, scale, mirror copied sketches, Ron Grover of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using form•Z with Revit - fast, easy-to-use 3D modeling program to complement Revit, easy interface, organic shapes are breeze to model, available in 3 versions: pro, jr, free, Michael Anonuevo, CADdigest.com, Apr 7, 2015 (more formZ reviews)

Powering the Internet of Things - exploring maintenance-free options for energy harvesting, battery technology in wireless products, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2015 (more engineering articles)

Adding Value with Robotics - utility of robotics lies in making reverse molds that help engineer in creating final mold, Andy Glaser, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

Using Lead Rubber Bearings in Base Isolation Systems - studying impact of lead rubber bearings on building frame's response to earthquakes using nonlinear structural materials module in COMSOL Multiphysics, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, Apr 6, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp - easy-to-use, quick, efficient tool for early conceptual MEP design, enables easy collaboration, great 3D MEP solution for under $1,000, Shaun Bryant, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2015 (more SketchUp articles)

MassMotion Flow - pedestrian/crowd simulation tool, system supports 3DS, DXF, FBX, IFC formats, highly configurable portals, typically 15,000 agents can be calculated in real time, graphs, animations can be easily exported, AEC Magazine, Mar 17, 2015 (more AEC articles)

Transitioning to Level 2 BIM - advice for CAD manager in medium-sized, multi-disciplinary practice to smooth path to collaborative Level 2 BIM, Shaun Bryant, AEC Magazine, Mar 17, 2015 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2016: 30 Releases Young and Still Going Strong, Pt 1 - create new drawing, access named objects from ribbon, reorder layout tabs, locate tools in AutoCAD, snap to geometric center of closed polyline, Lee Ambrosius, CADdigest.com, Apr 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Dimensioning - enhanced DIM command is available from annotate ribbon tab, automatically creates appropriate dimensions based on type of objects selected, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

What’s New in AutoCAD 2016: The Interface - new tab is changed to start tab, + icon creates new file, new CLOSEALLOTHER command closes all drawings except current tab, layout scrolling when dragging, enhanced status bar layout, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Hacked, Pt 2 - analyze code to eliminate vulnerabilities to malformed data, update CAD manager control utility, upgrade security options dialog box to improve accessibility to trusted paths, support for attaching digital signatures to AutoLISP, Dieter Schlaepfer, Lynn Allen's Blog, Apr 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Connections and Details on Location View Tab - 'details' tab displays component details in table format; 'connections' tab displays wiring, connection information in table format in AutoCAD Electrical, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, Apr 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

InfraWorks 360: Use a Simple Script to Add Google Map Links to Tooltips - hover over feature to view tooltip, click 'show in Google maps link,' add Google maps link to InfraWorks 360 feature tooltip, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, Apr 3, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Embedding an Image in a Drawing - create custom object derived from AcDbRasterImageDef that saves/loads image data to/from drawing in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Survey Point - place survey information close to project base point of project, apply acquire coordinates tool to pull related information in from external linked source in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 3, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Survey Point, Pt 2 - link project with master site file using auto-origin to origin positioning, align model, check ground floor elevation, handle another similar model before publishing coordinates in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 4, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The Process of 3D Printing - consider design requirements, skirt, brim, raft methods to attach 3D print to bed, design, save object in Solid Edge, orient model in build space before setting parameters, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 6, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, Solid Edge tutorials)

Top 3 Challenges Buying a Consumer 3D Printer for Commercial Use - maintain accuracy of 3D printed parts by checking repeatability components, schedule system maintenance to avoid unexpected machine downtime, adjust calibration, Walter Garvey, CADD Edge, Apr 2, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - 3D Printing Support - click on Print3D button on CommandManager bar to access local 3D printer, install Windows 8.1 printer driver, open CAD design in SOLIDWORKS to open Print3D PropertyManager when orienting, printing model, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials, rapid prototyping articles)

Aligned Views: Do We Always Want Them? - hold down ctrl while laying down views to temporarily turn off alignment, release ctrl before laying down view to revert to closest aligned view, reposition it to match in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Create Better Looking Simulation Plots - create camera, choose plain white appearance of scene to eliminate any gradient/scene in background, run simulation, hide plot before creating mask of components to be replaced in SOLIDWORKS, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, Apr 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures to Make You Mighty - click, hold right-mouse button, drag cursor in any direction to generate top view using tool, select command based on direction of drag, make gestures routine part of workflows to increase efficiency, Charlie Preston, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using the SOLIDWORKS EPDM View Setup Tool - launch program, select servers to communicate across network, choose Vault from list of Vaults available on archive server, attach file location before clicking on finish to complete process of adding Vault view, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 6, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Using the Selection Manager - apply tool to create sweeps without sketch path, lofts or boundary bosses, groups of edges, YouTube, Apr 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Wire Cabling Order Basics - employ command to allow detail level control on connection of devices, Rhyc Sandberg, YouTube, Apr 3, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

BOXX APEXX 2 2401 - overclocked, purpose-built system, well-balanced machine, lacks secondary storage drive beyond 240 GB SSD, but excellent support, warranty policies justify price tag, base price starts at $2,937, JV Bolkan, Cadalyst, Apr 2, 2015 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

Exploration, Optimization and Iterative Design - exploration vs optimization, simpler UIs aid adoption, cultural shift is needed from trial and error to process driven, Brian Albright, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models and Builds Out New Options, Pt 2 - NVIDIA is not alone in pursuing virtual workstation technologies, which promise to make large projects available at any time to team members around globe, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Apr 2, 2015 (more NVIDIA articles, graphics cards articles)

Prelude to COFES: What Does a System Look Like? - TimeLike is connect-the-blocks software framework for general purpose modeling, simulation of time-dependent systems, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 1, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Customizing Solid Edge - macro to update all drawing views for individual sheet, Cadimage PLM, Mar 25, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Expert Interview with Luca Vidotto of CL3VER - cloud-based platform to enhance CAD process, CL3VER features for creating real-time 3D, role of CAD workstations in 3D workflow, CADspeed, Apr 2, 2015 (more MCAD articles, CAD hardware articles)

What to Expect Now That You're Hired - learn more AutoCAD, actual drafting techniques, get to know designer, 'go-to' CAD guy/gal, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, Apr 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Revision Clouds - tool includes rectangular, polygonal, freehand methods of creation, number of grips displayed for revision clouds is reduced, new modify option allows drawing new revision cloud segments, erasing selected portions of existing revision clouds, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 3, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Hacked, Pt 1 - alter AutoLISP or other executable files if they contain malware, replace trusted application with modified version, avoid downloading illegal software, change drawing files if they try to overflow memory with executable code, Dieter Schlaepfer, Lynn Allen’s Blog, Apr 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Using Special Characters in Inventor iProperty Fields - open Windows character map, browse to font being used, pick symbol, click 'select' located beside characters to copy, place it on Windows clipboard before pasting character in Inventor, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 2, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Configure a Shared Environment Without Vault - install content center libraries on local drive, copy library files from local drive to shared network location, change location of libraries to network location before updating application options in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migration Tips and Tricks - resolve unresolved references or break links to prepare for data migration, back-up data files before on-demand migration, correct project file folder option paths before migrating design data, styles in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Alpha Numeric Revisions - navigate to title block file to open it for editing, expand schedules section in project browser, pick revision schedule, add schedule fields before renaming heading box in formatting tab, James Philip, CADline, Apr 2, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Split Surface: How Does it Work? - create simple surface with reference planes, add points along line in order to split surface, maintain current triangulation in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Apr 3, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Sketchless Surface Cut in SOLIDWORKS - define reference plane, visit surface command manager to form cut with surface feature, Heather Sutton, ModernTech, Apr 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Administration Made Easy with the CAD Admin Dashboard - login to customer portal account, enable customer experience improvement program to allow sending information to CAD admin dashboard, set user's settings as baseline to evaluate other users' configurations in SOLIDWORKS, Cody Pendzich, SolidNotes, Apr 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Copied and Derived Sketches - tips to copy existing sketch using 'copy and paste,' derived sketch method in SOLIDWORKS, Ron Grover, YouTube, Apr 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - New in 2015: Creating and Saving a Template - process to generate SOLIDWORKS Inspection project template for add-in, YouTube, Mar 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

BOXX APEXX 2 Review: Peak Performer - Intel Core i7-4790K CPU, 16GB DDR3 memory, NVIDIA Quadro K5200 card, delivers excellent performance at very reasonable price, perfect for CAD, 3D modeling apps, base price is $2,937, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2015 (more BOXX workstation reviews)

Kenesto - cloud-based version, Kenesto Drive for small firms that have started to utilize web for storing, sharing files without any document management, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 2, 2015 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

Color in Drawings - set up drawings in color using shaded views, colored wireframe views in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 31, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Ease of Use is the New Mission in CAM - open-source CAM helps users accomplish basic tasks like cutting text into solids, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 - Un-Hiding the Hidden Messages - visit systems tab, hidden message settings, select options to be turned on, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 2, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Factory Design Suite Tips & Tricks: Data Extraction from AutoCAD - visit linking & extraction panel inside insert tab to select extract data tool, determine location to save data extraction file, choose objects, properties to extract before pre-viewing output data, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Mar 31, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Fusion 360 API: Load 3rd Library in JavaScript - visit script, add-ins dialog, click script, details, full path to determine location of script, set folder location of script when creating it, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 1, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2016 - new technology for importing files from other CAD systems, associative DWG, electromechanical link between Inventor, AutoCAD Electrical, shape creation commands, 3D printing environment, simplified drawing options, graphics, workflow enhancements, Procad Software Blog, Apr 1, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Updates Inventor Brings Fusion 360's CAM Tools to the Cloud - direct modeling toolbox is updated, new 3D printer environment option makes 3D printing simpler, environment supports multi-CAD work, CAM updates strengthens Fusion 360, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 2, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2015 - Reorient Sketch - apply 'edit co-ordinate system' tool to adjust orientation of sketch, rotate sketch correctly by creating zero-offset workplane on target face for sketch, right-click on plane before hitting flip normal in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 2, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Tip Retrieve Dimensions - place few views, right click on base view, select retrieve dimensions to set sketch dimensions that apply to view in Inventor, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Mar 31, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Bottom of Pipe Tag for Revit 2015 - apply spot elevation annotation in plan, section/elevation views, configure system tag family with type settings for prefix value, set instance parameters that allows relative base to be current level, or specify level, Chris Perry, A Word on BIM, Mar 31, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Is My Propagate Extents Button Broken in Revit? - control propagation of 2D portion of levels, gridlines, re-select floor, ceiling plan views from project browser, de-select crop view option, stretch 2D extents of gridline before applying propagate extents feature, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Apr 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

The Appification of Simulation - future of online marketplace offering thermal, structural, airflow, fluid flow simulation apps for specific tasks is bright, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

ESI Goes Big - Data, That is - acquired Picviz Labs will help ESI gain traction for its virtual prototyping offering outside its automotive, aerospace base, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 1, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Take Control of the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane - task pane comes with SOLIDWORKS resources, design library, view palette, appearance, scenes, decals, custom properties, SOLIDWORKS forum tabs, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Linking Toolbox Custom Property to SOLIDWORKS Materials - visit Toolbox settings to add custom properties to Toolbox parts, pick list button, click 'select' to open list of SOLIDWORKS materials available, choose material before entering name of BOM display, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

PhotoView 360 Render Region - click on render region, visit render tools command manager, PhotoView 360 menu, render toolbar to access render region functionality in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Data Card Controls for Multi Role Approvals - methods for hiding, showing various approval signature fields on SOLIDWORKS EPDM data cards for use with multi-approval workflows, Erin Fink, YouTube, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - 7 Steps for Creating a Duplicate Vault from Database - process helps in creating exact duplicate of existing Vault in SOLIDWORKS, Erin Fink, YouTube, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Onshape - Game On - Q&A with Jon Hirschtick about 'freemium' model of Onshape, aiming at potential users, complexity of 3D geometry modeling; looking at what future holds with hottest 3D design product launch in decades, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 1, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models and Builds Out New Options, Pt 1 - new hardware powers higher fidelity with physically based rendering, CAD professionals harness it for interactive design use, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Mar 31, 2015 (more NVIDIA articles, graphics cards articles)

Simulating the Insertion of a Snap Hook - inserting snap hook into its slot, evaluating stresses, strains using COMSOL Multiphysics, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, Mar 31, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Help System - click on UI finder to point to customization status bar icon if icon available in status bar is not currently visible in AutoCAD 2016, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - Inserting an Excel Spreadsheet into a Table - create table, tick data link radio button in insert table dialog, launch data link manager, obtain new Excel data link, select Excel file before generating entry for newly created data link, Geoff Woodhead, CADline, Apr 1, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 10: There's an Array of Hope - discusses associative capabilities of polar array, rearrange part geometry to create slightly different nesting pattern of part before selecting item to replace, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Mar 31, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD/LT for Mac: FAQ - location of ribbon, able to share DWG, DXF files between Windows, Mac versions of AutoCAD, import custom CUIx file from AutoCAD for Windows to MAC version, change DWG file from using STB to using CTB plot style tables, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD for Mac articles)

Looking at New AutoCAD 2016 and What Lies Ahead for Mac Version - Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 31, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles, AutoCAD for Mac articles)

What's New in Inventor 2016 - allows working with files created in other CAD systems, insert AutoCAD DWG file in Inventor part file as DWG underlay, selective import, multi-thread support, mechanical, electrical interoperability, 3D printing, drawing, visualization, sheet metal enhancements, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 31, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2016 - AnyCAD - allows associative import of CAD data from CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, NX, Creo, Alias files, selective import, multi-thread support to work effectively in multi-CAD environment, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 1, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor's New Joint Connections - easy-to-use joint connection relationship offers more flexibility than constraints in spite of having similar options, consideration of degrees of freedom in direction of movement of component is required for joint connections, Elvis Sverko, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Controlling Revit Appearance: View Overrides - press VG as shortcut to open visibility/graphics overrides, employ document filters to control objects in multiple categories at once, adjust settings in view to obtain visualization of choice, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 1, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Hardscape Floors vs Roofs - floors are better for hardscape than roofs as they push down, host level-based families, fascia does not work on curved, sloping edges in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Mar 31, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Detach from Central vs Save As - Make This a Central Model After Save - techniques to create new central file from existing file that has enabled worksets already in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 31, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Re-Researching Lighting Family Instance Placement - check return value of NewFamilyInstance method, apply element lister to view elements that were added to database in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 31, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding Assemblies with Duplicate Common Parts into the Enterprise PDM Vault - SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault must be configured to prevent duplicate filenames for either entire vault or at minimum for part files; if file has same filename, it is same part, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Apr 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Part Appearances within Assembly Files - apply new appearance to sub assembly, assign third color if assembly is used in another top level assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

eDrawings 2015 vs eDrawings 2014 - 2015 version supports ability to apply saved/named, annotation views, but sub-assembly components don't highlight in tree unless sub-assembly is expanded, tooltips for components are currently un-available, can't rotate drawing views, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Where in the World is SOLIDWORKS? - type name of tool/feature in right search tool, click on pair of glasses on right, move pointer to feature/tool before clicking on its icon to launch it in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 16, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Where Did the Colors in My SOLIDWORKS Drawing Go? - turn on line format toolbar, check color display mode, ensure button is on if it appears to be pressed, else view colors that is assigned through layers, Patricia Bar, CADD Edge, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

PhotoView 360 Luxology Appearances - click on link for PhotoView 360 appearances in customer portal, press SOLIDWORKS asset sharing link, 'take me to assets' option to locate, download material in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Adding a Bill of Materials - tips to import/extract BOM to projects using import, extraction methods, YouTube, Mar 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bentley OpenRoads Tip: 4 Things I Learned While Creating My First Civil Cell - always enter feature name, feature definition for all of civil cell geometry at time of creation, length of civil cell centerline must be 'locked,' clipping is best done as secondary operation due to processing time, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Mar 27, 2015 (more InRoads articles)

Exa's Q4 Revenue Up 11%, Won't Quiet Activist Shareholders - revenues from Americas was $4.4 million, up about 16%, Exa has been hiring to support new development, to add sales, services capacity, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 31, 2015 (more CFD articles)

Dassault's New Upgrades to R2015x Simulia Engineering Simulation Tool Brings Focus to the Designer - extend reach to designers, enhanced simulation workflows, analytics, CATIA V5 analysis migration, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 31, 2015 (more CATIA articles)

Flexible High-Speed Mold Machining - learn about variables that need to be considered when setting up particular specifications for desired double-column machine, Scott Baldus, MoldMaking Technology, Mar 1, 2015 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - Getting What You Wish For - geometric center object snap, revised revision clouds, text frames to add border around multiline text object, David Cohn, CADLearning, Mar 31, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Project Manager's New Tab - location view tab to check list of all devices, terminals, cable markers in active project, filter tree view based on installation, location values in AutoCAD Electrical 2016, Pat Murnen, Point-to-Point, Mar 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: User-Defined Properties for Parcels - create user-defined property classification, user-defined property, view, enter, or edit user-defined property values, Bryan Sullivan, Envision CAD, Mar 30, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Vault 2015 - Files Checked-Out Reporting - select root folder to view people involved in specific Vault databases, select required folder followed by configure, browse files option to access report settings dialog, Kim Hyde, CADline, Mar 31, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016: What's New Review - UI features have been organized, allows printing directly from Inventor, identifies sketch plane source, parts, multi-body support in sheet metal looks praiseworthy, drawing environment is improved, brings in overhauled base view creation, editing, John Evans, Design & Motion, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 What's New - Home Dashboard - enhanced home screen is now divided into new, projects, recent documents, each section of home page is customized by moving them to new location on page or scaling them to different sizes, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Mar 26, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Now Uses Any CAD Format - new version natively imports, maintains associativity with all major CAD file formats, allows reading BOM of source files via Inventor's BOM dialog, AutoCAD DWG underlay also adds to multi-CAD banner, Scott Moyse, Design & Motion, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016: Sheet Metal New Features - 2016 version improves zero bend radius support, material thickness detection in standard part to sheet metal part conversion, punch tool now shows center selection count, enhanced dialog, John Evans, Design & Motion, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2016 - DWG Underlay Tip and Tricks - create 3D model using DWG data to position, update, break links between data in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 31, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Modify Your Bill of Materials in Autodesk Inventor - open assembly that has sub-assembly inside it, insert parts list inside drawing, visit assembly to activate BOM, change BOM structure on sub-assemblies before switching back to .idw, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 30, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Entitlement API in Inventor - apply GetUserId function to obtain currently logged in user's internal Autodesk ID, allow add-in to load when loading sample project for first time, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 28, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Make Threads in SOLIDWORKS - insert cosmetic thread when adding tapped holes, model geometry threads is applied when part being modeled requires thread as part of tooling process, Jake Gosling, CADtek Blog, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

PhotoView 360 Basic Settings - adjust render image quality, aspect ratio, bloom set point, extent to determine amount of light that will reflect off surface, set direct caustic amount, quality to improve visualization in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Swept Flange Pattern Options - flatten part, right click on flat pattern1 feature to edit feature, select new fixed face in properties dialog box to change way part is flattened in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS: Document Properties and Flat Pattern Colors for Sheet Metal - show bend line directions in different colors in print using sheet metal document properties dialog box in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: How to Input a Pipe Slope Angle in Degree or Radian - select targeted slope segment(s), gravity plane, start point, delete angle dimension, apply smart dimension command to measure it again, modify existing dimension of slope angle, Siavash Khajehhasani, Javelin Technologies, Mar 31, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bend Lines Not Shown: Some Common Explanations - select drawing view, choose flat pattern as view to add annotations that also includes bend notes in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical for Hydraulic Schematics - tips to create hydraulic schematic, import symbols from outside sources, process to obtain BOM automatically in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Newton, YouTube, Mar 30, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Review: Delcam PowerShape 2015 - improved reverse engineering tools, morphing tools to support use of mesh geometry as reference point, ability to edit curves or edges that define model at any point, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 30, 2015 (more PowerShape reviews)

Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum - 4 basic categories of deskside workstations, entry single-socket vs premium dual-socket, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Mar 29, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

How to Prep an STL File for Printing - exporting STL from SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 30, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles, MCAD articles)

Improving Your Meshing with Partitioning - working of Meshing Algorithm, meshing helix geometry primitive in COMSOL, geometries with high aspect ratios, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, Mar 27, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Bluebeam Tip: Adding a Responsibility Column with a Choice to Your Worklist - creating responsibility list to import, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Mar 26, 2015 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Calling Commands from External Events Using .NET - apply RECTANG to create square polylines, create FileSystemWatcher for path, protect command-calling function with flag to avoid eInvalidInput failures, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 30, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

ACA/AMEP 2016: Styles Browser, Pt 2 - apply color selection tool to select background color of preview images, double click on style/definition to initiate ADD command for that object type, visit styles browser to easily access styles, definitions, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 28, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Bearing and Distance Inconsistencies - invoke 'bearing and distance' command to draw top line from transparent commands toolbar, line command to snap to center of circle, 'bearing and distance transparent' command before setting quadrant, bearing, distance values in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Mar 27, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Sketching a Circle Around the Competition with Inventor 2016 - quickly identify sketch source plane, share sketch, create tangent dimensions between circular or arc geometry, show all constraints persistence, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2016 - Drawing Environment Improvements - easy to create drawing view, more streamlined view placement, balloon improvements include 'align to edge' option, ability to use sketched symbol while ballooning shape, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Presenting Inventor 2016 - What's New with Presentations? - ability to quickly select objects by window selection, to switch active design view at any time, tweak components minitoolbar, triad manipulator, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2016 - What's New - support for Image Based Lighting (IBL), revised configurations for RapidRT rendering engine, ray tracing, vText, leader text is redesigned, enhanced symbols list, OS support, freeform parts, sheet metal parts, annotation leaders, additive manufacturing tools, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2016 - new AnyCAD opens other CAD files natively with associativity, electromechanical workflows, freeform tools, additive manufacturing module, rendering engine, multi-body sheet metal, enhanced presentation module, home screen, drawing, part modeling options, Australian CAD Blog, Mar 28, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

10 Reasons Why Inventor is Still My Sweetheart - ease of use, top down modeling, drawings capabilities, comprehensive list of hole, thread specifications, fasteners, constraints still work better, parametric tolerancing, John Evans, AUGI Library, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor articles)

Controlling Inventor's - Look At Behavior - pick 'align with local coordinate system' option to automatically rotate sketch by 90 degrees, creating new sketch with this setting rotates part model more while aligning 2D sketch view with axis, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Entity Specific Context Menu - add items to context menu inside OnLinearMarkingMenu event handler, initialize Class_Initialize function to check if control definition is registered in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 29, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit: Transfer Project Standards - visit model or drafting view in project, select transfer project standards found on manage tab of settings panel, pick project, items to be transferred, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Project and View Rotation Options - resize crop boundary after rotation, apply rotate true north to set orientation of view to true north, pick 'rotate project north' to change location of project north from default top of view, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: Do Not Add or Delete Elements When Iterating Document - filter all families, locate, load .rfa file, print ids, names of filtered families before calling ReloadFamily, check for existence of duplicated ids in Revit, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, Mar 30, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Changing the Viewport Axis in SOLIDWORKS Composer - browse file tab on command ribbon, click on properties, select document properties, click on viewport, find vertical axis setting to reorient vertical axis, David Ramsey, ModernTech Blog, Mar 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Simulate the Solar Eclipse with SOLIDWORKS - employ motion force function builder with 'expression' option to create gravitational force, visit force property manager to set force to act from center of moon to center of Earth, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Mar 27, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2015 - support for IFCs, format painter now handles custom properties, 3D modeling enhancements, dimension text can be set to always face user, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Mar 30, 2015 (more TurboCAD reviews)

8 Common Drawing Mistakes to Avoid - basic dimensions should always be to three decimal places, extension lines of dimensions should not touch model sides, dimensions should line up in chain fashion, Carlos Gonzalez, Machine Design, Mar 25, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

Solid Edge Tips and Tricks, Pt 6 - pasting clipboard geometry to its original location, exporting to dxf without including drawing sheet background, orient reference plane to opposite side, migrate materials from ST6 to ST7, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 25, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How to View a STL File in Viewer - login to Teamcenter as 'infodba,' input 'seco' into search field, select 'SecondaryVMUDatasets,' Add> 'STL,' Doug Golomb, Design Fusion, Mar 26, 2015 (more Teamcenter articles)

Power InRoads Tip: 3 Things I Learned Using Civil AccuDraw for the First Time - Civil AccuDraw is feature rich, flexible, easy to use, Bryan Sullivan, Envision CAD, Mar 27, 2015 (more InRoads articles)

PDM vs PLM - What is the Difference and What do I Need? - organizations designing with modern parametric CAD app like SOLIDWORKS can benefit from PDM system; companies having complex BOM, need of advanced BOM management, regulatory issues should opt for PLM, Gabe Enright, CADD Edge, Mar 26, 2015 (more PDM articles, PLM articles)

Cinerender: How to Get a Custom Background to Display Through Glass - check 4 compositing settings to get correct weather preset sky background in ArchiCAD: sky visibility, sky luminance, sky reflection, sky refraction, ArchiCAD SADC, Mar 26, 2015 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Optimizing Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for CAD - optimizing for lightweight, mid-range users; minimum configuration for engineering students: i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256GB SSD; benefits of CAD viewing & OneNote, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 24, 2015 (more CAD hardware articles)

AutoCAD 2016 is Here - TrustedDWG technology to share design data, faster detailing, documentation, tighter coordination with BIM, enhanced PDF output, improved smart dimensioning, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Mar 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles

Autodesk Releases AutoCAD 2016 - improvements in drawing canvas, latest graphics hardware offers visual accuracy, enhanced PDFs, smart dimensioning, reality computing, BIM coordination, available as perpetual license with/without maintenance subscription or desktop subscription, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles

Top 10 New Features in AutoCAD 2016 - geometric center object snap, revision cloud, dimensioning, text frame, status bar, Xref, PDF, point cloud, Navisworks support, system variable monitor, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 27, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles

Maintaining Connectivity Between AutoCAD Plant 3D Catalogs, Specs and Models - devise plan for maintaining part data, invoke check for updates from catalogs, batch update specs from catalogs commands to verify, update current data in spec database, set spec to model connectivity, Joel Harris, In the Pipes, Mar 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Share a Public Link of Your Fusion 360 Design - open data panel inside Fusion 360, locate design to be shared, right click on design to select 'share public link' before adjusting privacy settings, Taylor Stein, Design Differently, Mar 24, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

To Control Add-in Behavior - modify AddInLoadRules.xml by visiting add-in manager dialog box or by manually editing file in text editor, deploy file to users in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2015 - IDW/DWG 2D and 3D AutoCAD Interoperability - open Inventor IDW drawing, save copy as AutoCAD DWG/DXF, select options, versions, set scale, layer, linetype, AutoCAD template, block options, configure setup before batch processing tasks, Chris Turner, CADline, Mar 27, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrate Inventor Files in the Vault - open task scheduler, log in to Vault as administrator, select Vault project to migrate files, employ job processor to update visualization attachments later, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 26, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Moves with Nearby Element - Non-Hosted Revit Families - create face-hosted components that does not get deleted when host is deleted, else apply non-hosted plumbing fittings in combination with 'moves with nearby element' in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials

Revit: Encountered an Improper Argument - run Windows update, clean temp folder located under user folder, reboot machine to check if problem is solved, else uninstall Revit software, remove registry files, folders, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials

Revit Architecture 2015 - Removing a Single Dimension from a Run of Dimensions - hover over entire chain of dimensions, press tab key to highlight dimension requiring deletion, select delete tool in modify tab to delete selected dimension, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 27, 2015 (more Revit tutorials

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - The What's New You Didn't Hear About, Pt 1: Configuration Toolbar - visit tools, options to turn on 'quick show configurations,' add configurations toolbar to change active configuration of assembly currently open in SOLIDWORKS, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Create a Revolve in SOLIDWORKS - create 2D sketch, solid sketch geometry on side of axis, select revolve boss/base feature, select axis to be used for revolve before specifying direction, angle, Jake Gosling, CADtek Blog, Mar 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Unlocking the Secrets of SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015 Webinar - UI updates, license manager changes, new permissions, workflow capabilities added in SOLIDWORKS 2015, Jeff Gherardi, YouTube, Mar 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS - Model Section Views to Drawings - tips to create section views in 3D models, insert them into 2D drawing in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Convert Sheet Metal vs Make Sheet Metal Part - YouTube, Mar 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How a Modern Workhorse Breathes: A Look at Lenovo ThinkStation's Tri-Channel Cooling System - segments chassis into 3 separate compartments, clear front-to-back airflow to bring cool air in, pump warm air out, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Mar 25, 2015 (more Lenovo workstation articles)

Frame is About to Put All of Your CAD Apps in the Cloud: Our Interview with CEO Nikola Bozinovic - idea for Frame, benefits of Frame over browser/mobile specific development, business models of different clients, Frame vs Windows desktop virtualization offerings, near future of cloud, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Mar 25, 2015 (more cloud articles, CAD development articles)

FEA Solver, Results Viewing Tool & Vibro-Aeroacoustic Comes to STAR-CCM+ - vibro-aeroacoustic simulation software, Wave6 was announced at STAR-Global Conference 2015, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 24, 2015 (more STAR-CCM+ articles)

Tears of Wine and the Marangoni Effect - modeling Marangoni Effect in COMSOL Multiphysics, Brianne Costa, COMSOL Blog, Mar 25, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Why Your Data Management Plan Depends on Your WAN - workable wide-area network is key to keeping users on straight, narrow procedural path, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 25, 2015 (more CAD management articles)

How Real-Time Ray Tracing Can Uncover Dangerous Design Flaws - paired with new Quadro M6000 graphics card, NVIDIA's new Iray 2015 rendering technology quickly models the way light bounces around scene, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 25, 2015 (more NVIDIA articles, graphics cards articles, rendering articles)

Running Performance Improved by Bespoke 3D Printed Spikes - based on curve running data, New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. makes customized laser-sintered spike plates for runners, improving performance, CADdigest.com, Mar 24, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SketchUp Gets Extreme with Skatepark Designer Dug Ketterman - Q&A about skatepark design, SketchUp extensions, organizing models, advice to aspiring SketchUp users, Stephen Grant, SketchUpdate, Mar 24, 2015 (more SketchUp articles)

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - A First Look - renames new tab, help system's UI finder animated arrow now identifies tools within status bar, ribbon, presents intelligent DIM command that predicts type of dimension to be created, updated section plane tools, David Cohn, CADLearning, Mar 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA/AMEP 2016: Styles Browser, Pt 1 - new styles browser reviews AEC object styles, avoids need to create, maintain tool palette tool for every office standard style, UI comes with search style edit box, button to open online help, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2016 - location view links all components, wires, harnesses, keeps design changes in sync, intelligent default wire sequencing follows wire numbering logic, child components are now linked directly to parent, new circuit builder API, Synergis, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - Render - physically based path tracing render provides simple ways to render, new render UI has significantly fewer settings making it faster, easier to create renderings, render presets help specify render quality, CADline, Mar 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Calling Commands from AutoCAD Events Using .NET - apply ExecuteInCommandContextAsync() to launch command reliably from event handler, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Downloading AutoCAD 2016 - Where's the English - click on products in Autodesk website, select program to be installed, click on more options, download now, set version, OS, language, scroll language arrow to bottom to find English before installing download manager, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk 2016 - Moving to 100% Subscription. Will You Hate It or Will You Love It? - depends how Autodesk implements it, users will welcome local pricing which is fair, uniform across globe, Tom Lansford, CADplace, Feb 5, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk's Tinkerplay App: Fun with 3D Design and 3D Printing - free app targeted for kids of all ages, available on various mobile platforms, Sanjeev Pal, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 25, 2015 (more Autodesk articles, rapid prototyping articles)

Search for an Object in Your InfraWorks 360 Model Using Text or Numbers - apply filter select command to create, set expression that specifies search-select conditions, visit model explorer to categorize model objects by feature class in InfraWorks 360, Elliott Rosenfeld, BIMagination, Mar 25, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Using Civil 3D 2015 via Console - launch console, load additional .NET assembly AeccDbMgd.dll to make custom .NET DLL work in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 26, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Design-Level BIM - encourage engineers to model pipes in Revit that is based on actual pipe construction specification rather than fluid within pipe, pick real-world content for Revit projects before populating SysQue ‘Systems.xml’ file, Thomas Fuller, AUGI Library, Mar 25, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Cleaning Up Topo Edges - draw reference plane along edge of topo while editing surface, move or copy points to align with reference plane in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Mar 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP 2015 - Electrical Containment and Trunking - wall sweep tool creates swept profile but fails to work on model walls, workaround is to duplicate duct family, rename it as trunking, add type comment as 'trunking' to aid in view, Dennis Collin, CADline, Mar 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit API: How to Resize Cropbox of View? - create view before setting its CropBox property, else apply SetCropRegionShape method of class ViewCropRegionShapeManager, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, Mar 26, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Mate References - create mate reference to mate subassembly into higher level assembly, set same name to mate references in both parts in SOLIDWORKS, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Why Do My SOLIDWORKS Drawing Dimensions Move After I Placed Them? - visit system options tab, drawings section, un-check 'reduce spacing when dimensions are deleted or edited' option to make dimensions stay exactly where they are placed, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 26, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Why I Love MySolidWorks (And You Should, Too) - serves as single source of content, acts as great training resource, allows accessing Dropbox or Google Drive accounts for sharing, viewing files through web browser, Stephen Petrock, ModernTech Blog, Mar 4, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Access SOLIDWORKS EPDM from Any Device - Web2 is new web client used on virtually any device, allows searching, viewing, determine workflow, file operations, folder list UI makes selecting multiple files easy, Lauren Kennedy, ModernTech Blog, Mar 2, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Creating a Forming Tool  - easily define stopping face, faces to remove, insertion point of tool, understand file types available when saving forming tool to design library, YouTube, Mar 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - New Search Tool - apply tool to identify components, find wires, filter through any object in project, YouTube, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Review: Siemens PLM NX 10 - greater integration with Teamcenter, more powerful sub-division surface modeling tools, wider selection of seed geometry, greater control over more advanced functions, airframe design tools introduced, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 25, 2015 (more NX reviews)

A Cloud Storage, Versioning and Vault Tool Built Specifically for CAD - Kenesto Drive allows users to work with cloud based-files directly from their local workstation, available for $250 a month for 10 users, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 24, 2015 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

3D Printing Essentials and Trends - main concerns for printers are cost, build space, tolerance, materials it can handle, Jeff Kerns, Machine Design, Mar 24, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Rise of the Simulation Stack - cloud simulation platform, Rescale offers integrated, optimized, workflow-driven solution, provides common-use clusters, custom clusters, Randall Newton, Desktop Engineering, Mar 23, 2015 (more engineering analysis articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Status Bar - status bar now automatically wraps onto 2 rows when there are more icons, isolate objects, lock UI options are newly added to status bar customization menu, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Orchestrating the Drawing of a Lifetime with AutoCAD 2016 - 3D sectioning sets cutting plane, bounded area, volume, section plane supports point clouds, old rendering engine is replaced with new path tracing renderer, attaches Navisworks NWD, NWC files to drawings, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - PDF Enhancements - faster panning, zooming facilities when PDF files are attached as drawing base, publishing, viewing PDF files also offers enhanced performance, quality, CADline, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - Point Clouds  - save different crop areas as named crop states, new section plane drop-down control is added to point cloud contextual ribbon tab to create section objects for selected point cloud, CADline, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2016, Pt 1 - location view tab, default wire sequence, wire number attributes, annotate one-line diagrams, multi-insert terminals, cross-reference linked children, connector dialog settings, panel ratings, electromechanical features are now available, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

The AutoCAD/LT 2016 Beta Test: Stats and More - 2000+ users Beta tested latest version, filed over 400 problem reports, made over 150 feature requests, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 9: Hatching, Layers, and More, Oh My - compares AutoCAD release 14 with release 15, discusses hatching, layer manager improvements, object property transparency in AutoCAD 2015, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Mar 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

7 Benefits of Using AutoCAD Sheet Set - manage similar drawings in subsets, publish drawings faster, apply eTransmit tool to pack, send drawings, fill required text in title blocks, creates drawing list, automatic view title, callout number, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 25, 2015 (more AutoCAD Sheet Sets tutorials)

Find References and Replace With - select find references to open window showing places where style is used, double-click on object to navigate to appropriate location in toolspace, specify particular style to replace style in Civil 3D, Kevin Breslin, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

MTEXT & Line Scale Issue While Exporting Inventor IDW to AutoCAD - change line scale value by UI or through configuration file from DWG file export options dialog, adjust base view scale, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

A Case for Using Adaptivity in Autodesk Inventor - edit jig base, create sketch when required, pick correct edges, expand appearance panel on view ribbon to turn on transparency, project profile from cloudlift before making sketch, part become adaptive by default, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Displaying SOLIDWORKS File Version in Windows Explorer - change my folder view from list to detail view, add different property columns, locate 'SW last saved with' in choose details dialog to show file as SOLIDWORKS 2015 file in explorer, Christian Maldonado, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 25, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Heat Pipe - select component, specify heat flux direct, enter heat pipe's equivalent effective thermal resistance to define heat pipe in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Saving, Exporting, and Resetting Your SOLIDWORKS Settings - process of making a backup copy of SOLIDWORKS settings, restoring those settings to another computer, Mina Bassalious, YouTube, Mar 19, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Modifying Sub-Type Lists - tips to revise lists particularly dimension sub-types to include thread option in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 18, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - How to Assign BOM ID's and Edit Tables - utility of BOM Workshop, callouts with magnetic lines, method to display BOM table, customize table columns in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 17, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's the Difference Between Stereolithography and Selective Laser Sintering? - SLA works with polymers, resins, not metals, SLS can handle metals; SLA works with liquids, while SLS uses powders; SLA liquid photopolymers cost $80 to $100 per liter, SLS powders costs between $300 and $600 per kg, Jeff Kerns, Machine Design, Mar 23, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Onshape = SOLIDWORKS + Google Docs, Pt 2 - Onshape has good drawing management, is pure server-based program, has no off-line version, available at $100/month, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Mar 19, 2015 (more Onshape articles)

4 Hidden Costs to Bringing Tech Start-Ups to Market - tips for managing prototyping, design, production, people costs, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles, CAD industry articles)

Simulating Injection Mold Cooling - introduction to injection mold manufacturing, modeling cooling of injection mold in COMSOL Multiphysics, Brianne Costa, COMSOL Blog, Mar 23, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

2 Tools for Calculating Cut Depth and Cut Width/Stepover When Milling - optimizing cut depth, cut width using G-Wizard's cut optimizer, CADCAM wizards, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Mar 23, 2015 (more CAM articles, rapid prototyping articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Exceeding Expectations - new 'start' tab consolidates file access tasks in easily accessible central location, new DIM command, revision cloud tool, 3D enhancements, new rendering engine, improved PDF support, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016, Pt 3 - new render engine is simple, features user-friendly tooltips, render presets list explains maximum time required for rendering, adjusts render to size, image based lighting option puts model in cool environment, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2016: Annotation Enhancements - Revision Clouds - new revision cloud tool provides option to draw rectangular, polygonal or freehand revision cloud, access creation methods, new set of grips to control geometry of object, add additional line sections with modify option, Geoff Woodhead, CADline, Mar 24, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Script Types: Action Script and Triggers - 4 kinds of action scripts in PLM 360: on-create, on-edit, on-demand, workflow; configuring script into workspace as on-create, on-edit scripts, Michal Liu, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 23, 2015 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Speed Up the Display of AutoCAD 3D Solid Models - set visual style to 2D wireframe or shaded when panning, zooming, turn off intersection edges in any visual style, display of silhouette edges, ViewCube, perspective display, ensure if adaptive degradation is turned on, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Using Vault to Set Revisions - lifecycle states work in conjunction with revisions, released state locks file to prevent file from getting edited, change file back to 'work in progress' state to edit file, Caleb Funk, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 23, 2015 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Stack Numerical and Non-Numerical Text in AutoCAD Mtext - highlight stacked dimensions or words to change way things are stacked, pick lightning bolt to open dialog, check options before un-stacking, adjusting stack properties in AutoCAD, Kent Elrod, Cadalyst, Mar 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Use Toggle Button Ribbon API - open project menu, choose existing item to embed image resource to project, change build action property value to embedded resource before opening stream on embedded image in AutoCAD, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Hidden Survey Gems - perform Mapcheck analysis by selecting line, curve labels, change Mapcheck command settings, insert Mapcheck analysis as MTEXT or polyline, employ COGO editor to enter, edit, output 2D traverse data in Civil 3D, Shawn Herring, AUGI Library, Mar 23, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2015 - Edit Gradings - re-launch gradings toolbar, select edit grading, pick grading object from drawing to change relative level, berm distance, Graham Riddleston, CADline, Mar 24, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack - access 'configure InfraWorks' command to view current settings before opening InfraWorks model, create new settings file, open InfraWorks model, set coordinate system before importing settings file, or refining selection set, Ron Couillard, What's the Word on Civil 3D, Mar 23, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Is a Civil 3D Instance? - obtain running instance of AutoCAD, check if app is Civil 3D, apply object as it allows late-binding, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 24, 2015 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor 2015: iLogic - Drive Multiple Constraints - create 2 constraints with named parameters, set loop in iLogic to increment parameter values, force update of display for each time-step to display animation on screen, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Export to PDF/DWF - Cannot Create Font - open affected drawing in Inventor, copy affected text out of textbox to clipboard, paste text in Microsoft Notepad before pasting it back in textblock, else reassign font to affected text, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 24, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

iPart Containing Sweeps Incorrectly Published in Content Center - edit problematic family table or manually correct problematic values once iPart is published in content center, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 - Interview with New SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi - first SOLIDWORKS World as CEO, roadmap for future, competition for SOLIDWORKS, more tailoring of software for different industries, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS Patterns, Propagate Visual Properties Check Box - tick propagate visual properties check box to drive colors, textures, cosmetic thread data of patterned instances in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using SOLIDWORKS to Create Festive 3D Models - tips to turn images into 3D CAD models, trace imported sketch picture using Autotrace add-in in SOLIDWORKS, Aaron Winthers & Sean O'Neill, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - How to Use the Linear Coupler Mate - process of making drawer slide in SOLIDWORKS, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Mar 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - New Temporary Fix & Float - tips to unfix component, apply new temporary fix tool to move assemblies that have large range of motion, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Mar 24, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using the Cloud Offline - SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE design tools have 'off-line mode' to help continue working on designs while travelling, Stephen Endersby of SOLIDWORKS, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Mar 20, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Glovius CAD Lets You View, Mark Up and Compare CAD Models - Glovius 4.0 provides sharp, well-outlined, stable 3D model viewing, impressive email function, cross-section tool, adjustment feature, ribbon tool layout for the section feature, compare models function, price starts from $295, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Mar 24, 2015 (more MCAD articles)

IMSI Design TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 - fully 64-bit, ACIS R24 delivers binaries for Mac platform that are thread safe, new quad mesh modeling tools, woodworking joinery tools, array of rendering, presentation improvements, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 23, 2015 (more TurboCAD reviews)

Review: Roland MonoFab - combines 3D printing with CNC machining in 2 matched devices: ARM-10 3D printer, Roland SRM-20 CNC mill, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 9, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Expert Interview with Art Whitton of myCADsite on Continual Education for CAD Users - AutoCAD tutorial site aims at new users, allow public schools to use material freely, brief overview of courses, assignments, CADspeed, Mar 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

As-Manufactured Composite Material Characteristics in ANSYS Mechanical - challenges to designing with composites, modeling layered materials with ANSYS Composite PrepPost plug-in, challenges simulating composites, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 23, 2015 (more ANSYS articles)

Modeling with Linearly Polarized Plane Waves - studying orientation of metallic cylinder hidden inside dielectric shell in COMSOL Multiphysics, Bridget Cunningham, COMSOL Blog, Mar 20, 2015 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2016 XREF Layer Controls - check layers that are in drawing vs layers that belong to XREFs both in layer properties palette, layers dropdown, control overridden layers by changing XREFOVERRIDE system variable, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Mechanical 2016 - OFFSET command allows previewing geometry as cursor is moved, FILLET command checks appearance of corner before finalizing selection of filet, button is added that can directly create block part references, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

AutoCAD 2016 - Drawing and Editing - new geometric center object snap allows snapping to geometric center of polygons, polylines, isometric line grid now updates when isoplane is changed via isometric drafting status bar control, CADline, Mar 22, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk 2016 Products Download Links - Including Suites - go to Autodesk Accounts site to get latest stable builds of Autodesk applications, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 23, 2015 (more Autodesk articles)

ACA 2016: Quick Notes - same file format, interface color schemes as in 2015, drawing window status bar is completely removed from ACA, cut plane text is replaced with icon, new tab renamed to start, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

AutoCAD 2016 New Dimension Tool - new DIM tool allows selecting object, pick points if OSNAPS are on, dimension arcs, circles with 'R' radius marking, diameter symbol in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 19, 2015 (more AutoCAD articles)

Adding Datum Identifier Symbol in AutoCAD - activate multileader style, click modify button on 'multiline style manager,' locate arrowhead panel, select datum triangle filled from symbol drop-down before entering maximum leader points on constraint panel, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, Mar 21, 2015 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

AutoCAD Tip - Justify Text without Changing the Location - visit modify text option, select justify to adjust text justification without modifying text position, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 20, 2015 (more AutoCAD tips)

Running Scripts on Multiple Files - AutoCAD Electrical - tips to push script project wide, push script on all drawings in folder to simply run AutoCAD command or run script on all files in folder, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 6, 2015 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

2-Way Databinding to a RibbonTextBox Using WPF - apply RibbonTextBox.TextValueBinding to establish databinding in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 23, 2015 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Latest Update to Sheet Metal Extents Add-In - new capabilities allows defining expressions for parameter values, create single parameter that combines value of iProperty, uninstall any existing sheet metal extents add-ins to install new version of sheet metal extents add-in, Brian Ekins, Mod the Machine, Mar 20, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Tube and Pipe Overview - tube, pipe allows selecting geometry by reusing existing fitting before routing connections, David Gate, CADline, Mar 22, 2015 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Moves with Nearby Elements Command - lock lines to wall edges so they move when walls move, apply align tool before locking area boundary lines to walls, tips to apply, identify bugs in 'moves with nearby elements' option in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 22, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Ensuring Your Families Make the Cut - ensure cut with void when loaded in family, model void extrusion(s), apply cut tool before cutting selected element in Revit project, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Revit Utilities: Excel Link Tool to Add Rooms or Sheets in Excel - include ElementId, ClarityId or Guid when creating export file, insert number of rows required for placeholders, enter 'create' in id box before saving, importing file back into Revit, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 20, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

IFCExportUtils Determine Door and Window Area - visit ExporterIFCUtils class to find easy approach to access actual surface/opening area, apply GetInstanceCutoutFromWall, ComputeAreaOfCurveLoops to handle oddly shaped window in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 23, 2015 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotate SOLIDWORKS Drawing View to Align an Edge to Horizontal - apply align drawing view, horizontal method to update view automatically, repeat step of updating standard views if 'update standard views' method is used in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 21, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create Reference Planes - turn on/off reference plane(s), Paul Nisihira of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

A Renaissance in PLM Leadership - Can Bassi Make Lightning Strike Twice for SOLIDWORKS? - what to expect, future developments, respect for legacy, 2 pillared strategy, major challenges, more, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 23, 2015 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Calculate the Surface Area of an Assembly - in Solid Edge assembly environment, go to 'tools' tab, toggle on 'simplify,' then select 'visible faces,' 'analyze assembly' option must be active, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Mar 19, 2015 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

3DPrinterOS Aims to Create Standard, Reduce 3D Printing Hassles - cloud-based operating system has capabilities of 3D design, 3D printer sharing, live support, management for multiple 3D printers, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 19, 2015 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Curve Fitting of Experimental Data with COMSOL Multiphysics - understanding curve fitting as minimization problem, defining 'best-fi